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Images of flood on the day of the battle

12 panoramas of the battle site

 

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Wednesday 20 September 1066 - The battle at the muddy ford

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The shield wall drawn up by earl Morcar on 20 September 1066 would have blocked access to York.  The area to the top of the map was passable but marshy. The area of near the river was thinly defended as it was very wet but the bank itself was held by Morcar's brother earl Edwin of Mercia. The modern map illustrates how little the site has been disturbed in the intervening 900+ years.


Monday 25 September 1066 - The Norse army is caught off-guard

Stamford Bridge

King Harold arrived and caught King Harald (Hardrada) away from his base.


14 October 1066 - The final showdown

Senlac Hill, now called Battle Abbey but we know it as Hastings

The slope defended at by King Harold. The Abbey came later.

 

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 Charles Jones - fulfordthing@gmail.com

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