Year 1066 Quiz
As years go, 1066 rivals 1966 for excitement but without the Russian linesman. Hope you enjoy my homage to the events of an interesting year. 10 Questions.
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Edward the Confessor was still King of England as the new year of 1066 began. He didn't last long and on the 6th January, who was crowned as his successor?
William of Normandy
Who was Harold Godwinson?
King Edward's only son and rightful heir
The Earl of Wessex, a powerful nobleman
A Viking invader
England was up for grabs. Who had their eyes on invading from the north and maybe snatching the crown?
The Scots........ led by Wee Jimmy Crankie
The Vikings, ....under Harald Hardrada
The Picts.....who loved a good pillage
Around Easter of 1066, a bad omen appeared (and was recorded on the Bayeux Tapestry). What was it that caused KIng Harold such concern?
His sister turned up and promptly fell off Pontefract Castle.
Heavy snow fell and the country ground to a halt
Halleys Comet appeared brightly in the night sky.
September 1066 and Harold slaughtered the Viking invaders led by Harald Hardrada in what became known as .......
The Battle of Meadow Lane
The Battle of Stamford Bridge
The Battle of Sincil Bank
With King Harold up north, Duke William of Normandy landed in Kent with 700 boats and dug in near Hastings. What did Harold do next?
Headed South.......on foot.....to Hastings
Headed for a short holiday in Scarborough
Headed up to Scotland for the Edinburgh Festival
So, some 19 days after defeating the Vikings near York, the English Army met the Norman invaders. What was the result?
What weaponry would you have seen at Hastings?
Muskets, cannon, cavalry
Spears, swords, shields
What might King Harold's last words have been on that fateful day?
"Blimey, look at those arr............ow!"
"Damn those Norman snipers"
"So they were tanks, were they. "
With Harold dead, England had their third King in the year 1066. When and where was William crowned as King William I, the Conqueror?
Hastings Town Hall on 15th Oct. 1066
Westminster Abbey, Christmas Day 1066
Ely Cathedral, 28th December 1066
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