On This Day

What Happened in October 1066

Historical Events


Declaration of WarNorman Invasion of England

Oct 14 Battle of Hastings: William the Conqueror and his Norman army defeat the English forces of Harold II who is killed in the battle
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William the Conquerer and his army land at Pevensey as depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry
William the Conquerer and his army land at Pevensey as depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry

Famous Deaths


Person of interestHarold II

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

King of England Harold II
King of England
Harold II