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20 September


1066 – Battle of Fulford

Harald Hardrada and Tostig Godwinsson fights the Northumbrian jarls Edwin and Morcar and gain the northern English lands. This was a complex battle of brothers claiming the English crown, a Norwegian king looking for plunder and two Northumbrian jarls seeking to keep the Vikings out.

See a clear overview of the battle on BBC Bitesize Guides.
Read more on History Hit, 10 facts about the battle.
See the commemorative tapestry of the battle on The Viking Age Archive Tapestries.

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