The Battle of Hastings


Harold II, last Anglo Saxon king, killed by an arrow in the eye. Illustration by James E. Doyle. 1864. Color lithograph. Located in a private collection. --- Image by © Stapleton Collection/Corbis

The Battle of Hastings is often boiled it down to a sentence: The Normans invaded Britain in 1066, and their victory ended the Anglo-Saxon phase of English history. But of course, that brief description really doesn't do the event justice.

Topics in this Podcast: Norman conquest, European history, Battle of Hastings, medieval history, military history, 11th Century, British history