Missed in History: The Battle of Hastings

BY Tracy V. Wilson / POSTED January 13, 2014
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hastings A segment of the Bayeux Tapestry, which depicts the Norman Conquest of England. © Nik Wheeler/Corbis

Today’s episode is one of those subjects that’s not exactly missed in history. If you live in a predominantly English-speaking nation, you’ve probably at least heard about it, and if you live in England, you’ve probably heard about it a lot. But considering the impact it had, what the average person outside of England knows about it (just that the Normans invaded England in 1066) is really not very much. Today’s episode tackles the backstories on the Norman and Anglo-Saxon sides, followed by the battle itself and its aftermath.

Here’s the Battle of Hastings game.

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