Battle of Hastings 14th October 1066

This timeline details the background to and events of the Battle of Hastings, 14th October 1066 Please note times given for the battle of Hastings are based on known times and sequence of events Background 1042 (8th June) Edward the Confessor, son of Aethelred the Unready and Emma of Normandy succeeded his half-brother Harthacnut as … Read more Battle of Hastings 14th October 1066

King William I (The Conqueror) of England 1027 – 1087

Born – c1027 Died – 9th September 1087 Father – Robert the Magnificent (1008 – 1035) Mother – Herleve of Falaise (1012 – 1050) Spouse – m. 1050 – Matilda of Flanders (1032 – 1083) Children – Robert (1052 – 1134), Richard (1056 – 1075), Cecilia (1054 – 1126), Adeliza (b. 1055), William (1057 – … Read more King William I (The Conqueror) of England 1027 – 1087

Edgar Aetheling 1051 – 1125

Born – c1051 Died – c1125 Father – Edward the Exile (1016 – 1057) Mother – Agatha of Kiev (c1028 – c1070) Spouse – Unmarried Children – No children King of England – 1066 Predecessor – King Harold II – 1066 Successor – King William I (the Conqueror) – 1066 – 1087 1051 (around) Edgar … Read more Edgar Aetheling 1051 – 1125

King Harold II (Godwinson) of England 1022 – 1066

Born – 1022 Died – 14th October 1066 Father – Earl Godwin of Wessex (1001 – 1053) Mother – Gytha Thorkelsdottir (c1000 – c1072) Spouses – m. 1045 – Edith the Fair (Swanneck), m. 1066 – Edith of Mercia Children – by Edith Swanneck – Godwin, Edmund, Magnus, Gunhilda, Gytha; by Edith of Mercia – … Read more King Harold II (Godwinson) of England 1022 – 1066

Anglo Saxon England 410 – 1066

This timeline gives a chronological listing of the main events in Anglo Saxon England 410 – 1066 410 (during) The last Romans left England after being recalled back to Rome by Emperor Honorius. 430 (during) The followers of Ninian, a Christian missionary, built the first Christian Church at Whithorn. 432 (during) Patrick, a Briton who … Read more Anglo Saxon England 410 – 1066

Norman Conquest 1064 – 1077

This timeline details the main events of the Norman Conquest of England from 1064 – 1077 1064 (during) Harold Godwinson had departed England on a ship from Bosham. It is thought that he may have been sailing to Normandy to negotiate the release of his brother Wulfnoth and nephew Hakon who were being held prisoner … Read more Norman Conquest 1064 – 1077