Norman Invasion / Jolley

  • Period: Jan 1, 1065 to Dec 31, 1067

    Norman Invasion

  • Jan 1, 1066

    edward the confessor dies

  • Mar 1, 1066

    Tostig comes to flanders looking for aid in his projected big against Harold

  • May 1, 1066

    Tostig makes an abortive attempt to invade England.

  • Sep 20, 1066

    After sailing up the Ouse with more than 10,000 men in 200longships,

    Harald Hardrada and Tostig defeat the hastily assembled forces of earls edwin and morcar at fulford outside york.
  • Sep 25, 1066

    Harold responds by scraping together a scratch force made,

    up largely of his own housecarls and personal followers, and racing north, calling up the shire levies as he passes through.
  • Sep 28, 1066

    Having sailed his fleet to St. Valery sur Somme,

    William waits for the wind to be in the right direction.
  • Oct 1, 1066

    While at york, harold learns to williams landing.

  • Oct 14, 1066

    Harold takes up a position blocking the Norman advance to london on senlac Ridge at the site,

    of Battlewith an army of little more than 5,000 weary and footsore men.
  • Nov 1, 1066

    Oct- Dec 1066

    a state war continues until cristmas 1066, when a deal is struck between william and the english magnates in which he guarantees their positions in return for their suppost.