On This Day

What Happened in September 1066

Historical Events

  • Sep 20 Battle of Fulford, Yorkshire: Harald III Hardrada of Norway defeats Northern Saxon Earls Edwin and Morcar

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Sep 25 Battle of Stamford Bridge: English army under King Harold II defeat invading Norwegians led by King Harald Hardrada and Harold's brother Tostig, who were both killed

King of England Harold II
King of England
Harold II
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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 28 William the Conqueror invades England landing at Pevensey Bay, Sussex

King of England and Duke of Normandy William the Conqueror
King of England and Duke of Normandy
William the Conqueror

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