When King Edward the Confessor died in January 1066 nobody could have foreseen the year of bloodshed that would take place. Under the leadership of Harold Godwinson, Dux Angolurum, England was at peace but Edward’s death and King Harold’s coronation set the country into a tumultuous spiral of battles and invasions, treachery and duplicity that ultimately the cost King Harold the throne of England. The Saxon Times is a look at how the events of 1066 may have been reported by a contemporary English Newspaper and takes a very different look at 1066 through the eyes of The Saxon Times reporters. The Saxon Times review of 1066 starts at the consecration of West Minster Abbey, in December 1065, and ends on New Year’s Eve 1066 with the new King ‘hiding’ in a nunnery in Barking. The Saxon Times is an historically accurate resource that has been written to inform and entertain and has been much commended for its unique view of life in 1066 and the events that changed England forever.
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