- DURATION 60 mins
As the old king, Edward the Confessor, lay dying in January 1066, the vultures were circling.
Powerful English nobles, a teenage prince from the ancient line of Alfred The Great, William of Normandy, and two Viking warriors all had their eyes on the throne of England.
You’ve heard of 1066; you’ve heard of the Battle of Hastings.
You’ve heard that William became The Conqueror whilst Harold got an arrow in his eye.
But that is only half the story.
It could have all been so different…
- Duration: 60 mins
- Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
Meet the Host, Chris
Chris Green (“The History Chap”) tells the stories that bring British history to life.. A graduate in History, Chris combines a deep knowledge of his subjects, with a natural flair for story telling. Audiences have described his talks as interesting, enjoyable and engaging.
Chris lives in the historic market town of Nantwich in Cheshire. Aside from his passion for history, Chris enjoys walking and cooks a mean Thai curry!
Last year, he made his debut as a stand up comedian in Liverpool (and survived to tell the tale!).
His website is: www.thehistorychap.com
Preparing for the Event
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