#On This Day – Invasion and T.V. history!
Friday, September 27th, 2019
September 27, 1066 the Norman fleet of 700 ships, with Duke William, sets sail for England and so the Norman invasion begins, changing the course of British history! The weather at last is set fair, making for a good crossing, and Duke William, later to be known as William the Conqueror, landed at Pevensey Bay in East Sussex, with an army of approximately 8000 men. The Normans quickly erected a wooden castle at Hastings and started raiding the surrounding area. And, as history tells us, on 14 October 1066 at 9am the Battle of Hastings began, as Harold’s English troops clashed on the fields with William’s Bretons.
But, what links the Norman conquest of 1066 to the invention of rampaging Vikings, British television costume dramas, T.V. sound bites and talking heads?
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