Anniversary of Battle of Stamford Bridge

Today is the anniversary of the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066.

King Harold II, Harold Godwinsson, was victorious in this great battle, which followed an heroic dash north when news was heard that Harald Hardrada and Tostig, (King Harold’s brother), had landed and were making for York.

The northern earls lost to the Vikings at Fulford on 20th September, but when Harald Hardrada and Tostig went to Stamford Bridge to receive hostages, they were surprised by King Harold and defeated, with both Harald Hardrada and Tostig being killed.

We send our good wishes to our friends at Stamford Bridge on this special day. 

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