This Month in History: October 14th, 1066

The Battle of Hastings You may have heard of the Duke of Normandy, but did you know that in this month in the good old year of 1066, he successfully defeated the very last Saxon king of England and won the Battle of Hastings? That Saxon king, named Harold Godwinson, was crowned shortly after the death of Edward the Confessor in January of the same year. Just after crowning, he faced invasions by the Normans, the Norwegians, and even his own brother! The odds seem unfortunately stacked against poor Harold.…

Read More