On This Day

What Happened in October 1066

Historical Events


Declaration of WarNorman 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

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William the Conqueror and his army land at Pevensey as depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry
William the Conqueror and his army land at Pevensey as depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry
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Famous Deaths


Person of interestHarold II

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

King of England Harold II
King of England
Harold II