What Happened In History Year 1066

Historical Events for the Year 1066

  • 5th January » Edward the Confessor dies childless, sparking a succession crisis that will eventually lead to the Norman conquest of England.
  • 6th January » Harold Godwinson (or Harold II) is crowned King of England.
  • 20th September » Battle of Fulford, Viking Harald Hardrada defeats earls Morcar and Edwin, Earl of Mercia or Edwin
  • 25th September » The Battle of Stamford Bridge marks the end of the Viking invasions of England.
  • 27th September » William the Conqueror and his army set sail from the mouth of the River Somme, beginning the Norman conquest of England.
  • 28th September » William the Conqueror or William the Bastard (also known as William the Conqueror) invades England beginning the Norman conquest of England.
  • 14th October » Norman Conquest: Battle of Hastings In England on Senlac Hill, seven miles from Hastings, the Normans e.g Norman forces of William the Conqueror defeat the Anglo-Saxons named English army and kill King Harold II of England.
  • 15th October » Edgar the Ætheling proclaimed King of England, but never crowned. Reigned until 10 December 1066.
  • 25th December » William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy is crowned king of England, at Westminster Abbey, London.
  • 30th December » 1066 Granada massacre Granada massacre: A Islam Muslim mob storms the royal palace in Granada, crucifies Jews Jewish vizier Joseph ibn Naghrela and massacres most of the Jewish population of the city.

Famous Deaths in History for 1066

  • 5th January » Edward the Confessor, English king (b. 1004)
  • 25th September » Tostig Godwinson, English son of Godwin, Earl of Wessex
  • 25th September » Harald Hardrada, Norwegian king (b. 1015)
  • 14th October » Harold Godwinson, English king (b. 1022)

Historical events for the year 1066 by month