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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Episode link: The Battle of Hastings
- "Battle of Hastings." Encyclopaedia Britannica. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online Academic Edition. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2013. Web. 06 Dec. 2013. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/256736/Battle-of-Hastings.
- Battlefields Trust. "Battle of Hastings." UK Battlefields Resource Centre. http://www.battlefieldstrust.com/resource-centre/viking/battleview.asp?BattleFieldId=17
- BBC. "New evidence for Battle of Hastings site considered." 12/3/2013. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-25191208
- Hurley, Pat Kamalani. "Week 15 Module 6 Lesson 6.2.1 History of English: Old English." University of Hawaii. http://emedia.leeward.hawaii.edu/hurley/Ling102web/mod6_world/6mod6.2.1_oe.htm
- Morris, Marc. "The Norman Conquest: The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England." Pegasus Books. 2013.
- Robinson, James Harvey, ed. " Readings in European History, 2 Vols." (Boston: Ginn & Co., 1904-06), Vol. I: From the Breaking up of the Roman Empire to the Protestant Revolt. Fordham Medieval Sourcebook. http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/1066malmesbury.asp
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