The Saxon Times - A Newspaper’s Review of 1066

David Clarke

History Walks
South East
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Paid: £75 plus reasonable travel expenses
9th November 2019
1066 | Norman Conquest | King Harold Ii | Duke William Of Normandy

There is more to 1066 than the Battle of Hastings which, as every student knows, was fought on 14th October 1066 at Senlac Hill.

Primarily, it was the death of King Edward the Confessor that triggered the events that would have such a profound effect on England and The Saxon Times takes the opportunity to review the events of that tumultuous year through the eyes of The Saxon Times reporters.

The Saxon Times reports on the whole year from 25th December 1065 and the consecration of Westminster Abbey to William’s coronation on 25th December 1066. The story ends on 31st December 1066 when the newly crowned King is found hiding in a nunnery in Barking.

This talk will review the important events of 1066 and delve a little deeper into the background and intrigue that surrounded key dates and a look at life during that turbulent year.

It will also follow King Harold’s route to the Battle of Hastings and Duke William’s subsequent march to his coronation.

The Saxon Times is based on all the evidence available for that year and brings it together in a logical, understandable and entertaining format.

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About David Clarke

Whether it is a school talk, club meeting or group event, if you would like to find out a little more about the background to 1066, 1066 Harold's Way and other History Walks, David is an experienced and anecdotal speaker who will bring the history, walks and talks to life.

Talks will be tailored to meet your needs and fees, dates and presentation details will be discussed on enquiry.

David lives in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex and walks, talks and writes about walking, local history and all things 1066.

He considers his membership of CAMRA, The Inn Sign Society, The Ramblers and the Long Distance Walkers Association to be a perfect match for walking and is the author and creator of 1066 Harold’s Way, a 100 mile long distance walk inspired by King Harold’s epic march to the Battle of Hastings, 1066.

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