Nikita Nicola's Hummanities Timeline of 1066

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  • Jan 4, 1066

    January 4

    Edward the Confessor, King of England dies.
  • Jan 6, 1066

    January 6

    Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England.
  • Jan 27, 1066

    Late January

    William, Duke of Normandy, begins preparations to invade England to assert his claim over England.
  • Aug 9, 1066

    September 8

    Harold disbands his army on the south coast of England, believing that William will not attempt a crossing of the English Channel that year.
  • Sep 20, 1066

    September 20

    The Battle of Fulford Gate see the Norse army defeat an English army led by Edwin, Earl of Mercia, and his brother Morcar, Earl of Northumbria. York surrenders to Harald Hardrada.
  • Sep 23, 1066

    Late September

    A fleet from Norway arrives on the northeast coast of England, commanded by King Harald Hardrada with Tostig, brother of King Harold.
  • Sep 25, 1066

    September 25

    King Harold Godwinson arrives in York, after a four-day march from southern England, and then defeats and kills Harald and Tostig at the Battle of Stamford Bridge.
  • Sep 28, 1066

    September 28

    After setting sail a day earlier, the Norman fleet lands at Pevensey, on the southern coast of England.
  • Sep 29, 1066

    September 29

    Duke William occupies Hastings.
  • Sep 29, 1066

    October 29

    The Normans arrive at Canterbury.
  • Oct 1, 1066

    October 1

    King Harold, still at York, learns of the landing of the Normans and begins a march back to southern England.
  • Oct 6, 1066

    October 6

    King Harold arrives in London.
  • Oct 11, 1066

    October 11

    Harold and the English army march out of London and go to Rochester.
  • Oct 13, 1066

    October 13

    The English army camps at Senlac Hill, about 10 kilometers from Hastings. William marches his forces there.
  • Oct 14, 1066

    October 14

    The Battle of Hastings is fought, ending with victory for Duke William and the death of Harold.
  • Oct 15, 1066


    While the Normans remain near the battlefield, the remaining English leaders return to London and name Edgar the Aetheling the new King of England.
  • Oct 21, 1066

    October 21

    The Norman army goes to Dover, which surrenders.
  • Nov 21, 1066

    late November

    The Normans arrive at Canterbury.
  • Dec 2, 1066

    Early December

    English and Norman leaders meet at Berkhamsted, where Edgar the Aetheling and other English leaders surrender to William.
  • Dec 8, 1066

    August 12

    William’s army and fleet are based at St. Valery in Normandy, but are unable to cross the English Channel due to adverse winds.
  • Dec 25, 1066

    December 25

    Duke William of Normandy is crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey.