Fulford battlefied under threat

July 2014 dig

The Fulford Tapestry

Confrontation

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Summary of published report

Visiting the site

There are six images in this sequence.    

Sunrise - Confrontation - Battle begins - Turning point - Rollup begins - Encirclement   Home

There is much shouting but a limited exchange of blows. It takes an hour or more for the initial force of Vikings to assemble south of Germany Beck.

The Viking commanders would be looking at the ground and working out their plans. They could view almost the whole site from the high ground on their side of the Beck.

Around midday, the tide receded so the land near the ford could be crossed.

 

Confrontation at Fulford

Back to the position at dawn

On to the turning point

 

There is a site devoted to saving the battlesite: The site has the story of the process that has allowed the site to be designated an access road to a Green Field, flood-plane housing estate. Visiting Fulford        Map York

And another website for the Fulford Tapestry that tells the story of the September 1066: This tells the story embroidered into the panels.

There is a blog covering these sites where you can leave questions and make comments.

The author of the content is Chas Jones - fulfordthing@gmail.com

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