What Happened in September 1066

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Historical Events

  • Sep 20 Battle of Fulford, Yorkshire: Harald III Hardrada of Norway defeats Northern Saxon Earls Edwin and Morcar
  • Sep 25 Battle of Stamford Bridge; English army under King Harold Godwinson defeat invading Norwegians led by King Harald Hardrada and Harold's brother Tostig, who were both killed
  • Sep 27 William the Conqueror's troops set sail for England
  • Sep 28 William the Conqueror invades England landing at Pevensey Bay, Sussex

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 25 Harald III Hardrada, King of Norway (1047-66), dies in battle at 51
  • Sep 25 Tostig Godwinson, Earl of Northumbria, killed at the Battle of Stamford Bridge