On This Day

What Happened in October 1066

Historical Events

Norman Invasion of England

Oct 14 Battle of Hastings: William, Duke of Normandy and his Norman army defeat the English forces of Harold II who is killed in the battle

Famous Deaths

Harold II

Oct 14 Harold II [Harold Godwinson], last crowned Anglo-Saxon King of England (1066), dies at the Battle of Hastings aged about 44