In our last session on the Anglo-Saxon period in England, we looked at how the period came to an end.
This video provides a handy short synopsis of the Viking invasion of England
These six short video clips from BBC Teach investigate the claimants to the throne in 1066, the battles at Fulford, Stamford Bridge and Hastings, and then the aftermath as William secures his grip on the English throne.
In this documentary Tony Robinson reveals the real story behind the last great Anglo-Saxon king. Far from being just the loser at the Battle of Hastings, Harold was a charismatic leader.
If you would like to do further reading, the following webpages may be of interest to you:
- How was the kingdom of England formed? (British Library)
- History of Anglo-Saxon England (Wikipedia)
- Legacy of the Vikings (BBC)
- Danelaw (Encylopedia Britannica)
- Danelaw (Wikipedia)
- The Danish and Norman Conquests of England (British Library)
- The Battle of Hastings: Fact and Fiction (British Library)
- Norman conquest of England (Wikipedia)
Don’t forget that if you wish to look back over the resources available in this blog, just select Saxon in the tag cloud on the left to filter the entries to just those with relevant material. If you wish to see what happened next, select Normans to pull up resources relating to the Norman world.