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The Battle of Hastings occurred 950 years ago on October 14, 1066: history, videos (including Horrible Histories), maps, and links. Get the Nobel Prize ready: a coffee-beer hybrid. Where the Nazis Hung Out in Occupied Paris. Heh – I guess it made sense at the time: Why Alcohol Is Not Always Your Friend. How Were Raisins Made Before Seedless Grapes?  The 1970s Monster Cereal That Caused a Pink Poop Panic.
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Morning Reads for Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

United States / Atlanta : Peach Pundit

Greetings from Priego de Córdoba! On this date in history, the Battle of Hastings was fought, Dwight Eisenhower was born, Martin Luther King won the Nobel Peace Prize, and Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier. Morning Reads after th...

The Monarchs: William the Conqueror (1066 – 1087) – The King Who Invaded England and Forged a New Nation

Local Interest / England : Anglotopia

The Battle of Hastings in 1066 was the swiftest, most effective and most brutal military occupation ever seen and is believed by many to have been the most important battle in English history. Leading the victorious Norman invaders ...

Gladiator Screenwriter William Nicholson to Write 1066

Entertainment / Film : First Showing

The year 1066 is regarded as one of the most tumultuous years in English history, where control for England's throne was fought over by King Harold and William the Conqueror, culminating in the famous Battle of Hastings. William's v...

From Bayeux to Brexit: the Battle of Hastings' 950-year legacy

Local Interest / France : The Guardian: France

The Battle of Hastings – which marks its 950th anniversary on Friday – still reverberates through literature, film and art The tapestry, thought to have been made in England, is history written by the victors but sewed by the vanqui...

Happy 950th anniversary, Battle of Hastings!

History / Ancient History : The History Blog

On October 14th, 1066, a date that will live forever on 6th grade pop quizzes, the army of William the Bastard, Duke of Normandy, defeated the Anglo-Saxon army of King Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings ushering in the Norma...


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