6th January 1066 was Harold’s Coronation Day

Harold Godwinsson, Earl of Wessex and East Anglia, was crowned King Harold II of England on this day in 1066. The coronation took place in the late Edward the Confessor’s new Westminster Abbey, the first coronation to take place there, although William of Normandy’s supporters will tell you that his was the first coronation there. So a great man, the last Anglo Saxon King of England was crowned.

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