The Battle of Stamford Bridge


The Battle of Stamford Bridge:

In 1066 Harald Hardrada invaded and captured the city of York.


Harold's brother Tostig had been Earl of Northumbria but had lost his position and been sent into exile. Angry, Tostig went to Harald Hardrada to persuade him to invade England. Tostig wasn't loyal to the Vikings - he was just looking for an opportunity to regain his own position.

The Battle of Fulford:

Hardrada and Tostig's fleet of 300 ships landed at Ricall, near York, and then their soldiers marched towards the city on 20 September 1066. Earls Edwin and Morcar tried to defend the city but were defeated - although they escaped with their lives. The city of York…


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