Harold’s Other Battle

Here’s another historical piece from my old blog. Nobody asked for this one, but you’re getting it anyway.

Harold’s Other Battle

Everybody knows the Battle of Hastings was in 1066, and that Harold lost and William won; and whether that “matters” or not, it remains the single most famous event in English history. It is less well-known, perhaps, that Harold fought another battle against an invader in 1066, and won it. This is the story of that battle, and its dramatic aftermath; it deserves rescuing from the shadow of Hastings, and the scene is perhaps the most intensely theatrical in English history.

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