The 1066 invasion | The Normans
Robert Bartlett gives a step-by-step guide to the infamous Battle of Hastings where William took the throne from King Harold and so ended the era of Anglo-Saxon England.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.