Tag Archive: King Harold

2014 Medieval Year in Review: News

2014 was again the year of King Richard III. His re-burial date and place was officially announced and the monarch will be laid to rest in 2015. Although not everyone is happy with his final resting place. But really York or Leicester, isn’t it better than under a car park? There was also some interesting…

Search for King Harold’s remains in Waltham Abbey to begin

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The search for King Harold’s remains will begin next week on the anniversary of his apparent death. Oval Films and Stratascan, the teams that discovered the remains of Richard III beneath a car park in 2012, will carry out the scan at Abbey Gardens in Waltham Abbey on Tuesday. The teams will search the area…

1066 and all those baby names

Norman names such as William, Henry and Alice have been popular for 1,000 years. Why did the English copy their invaders? The date 1066. William the Conqueror. King Harold with the arrow in his eye. Soldiers in those nose-protector helmets. But many people will struggle to come up with more than these sketchy facts about…