King Harold’s reign | The Normans
The people of the Middle Ages were sceptical of their new king Harold who, previous to William, was attempted to be usurped by Norwegian Viking King Harald Hardrada.Tweet
Hastings | War Walks
Professor Richard Holmes walks and rides over the Hastings battlefield that marks a turning point in British history, handling the weapons and equipment of the period and becoming a Norman knight to reveal just how close William the Conqueror came to defeat.
Castles | Mysteries of the Bayeux Tapestry
The Tapestry also reveals a new type of a castle being built by the Normans, ones that are raised for strategic military advantage.