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The story of the Norman Conquest – January 1066

Published: 01 February 2016
Posted by: English Heritage
Category: Your Stories

Join us as we explore the people of 1066 – in just 140 characters

Throughout 2016, we’ll be posting from eight different Twitter channels, each representing different areas of medieval society. Pick a side and then follow the events of this momentous year in England’s history.


King Harold and Queen Edith of Wessex, a Saxon Fyrdsman, and an ordinary farmer who just wants to be left in peace.


Duke William, his wife Matilda of Flanders, our Norman knight and a monastic Chronicler

Find out more about the people of 1066 here – and now, here’s what happened in January 1066 – the start of the road to the Battle of Hastings…

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