On This Day

What Happened on September 25, 1066

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

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

Famous Deaths

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