The Norman Conquest - Events of 1066 (inc. Battle of Hastings) Tests & Quizzes

 

Tests & Quizzes - Part 2...

...On the events of 1066 (including the Battle of Hastings) as part of revision for the OCR AS level History paper on the Norman Conquest.

This resource contains 50 different questions on the period in question and can be used as Flashcards, a quiz, a crossword & a wordsearch. You should (hopefully) get different questions each time you do a quiz. 

More AS/A-Level History quizzes coming soon!

Death on 5th January
Edward the Confessor
1 of 49
National event on 6th January
Coronation
2 of 49
Abbey where Harold was crowned
Westminster
3 of 49
Month in which Harold married
February
4 of 49
Name of Harold's bride
Edith
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Earl of Northumbria, brother of Harold's wife
Morcar
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Passing of this cosmic 'omen' occured in April
Halley's Comet
7 of 49
The Abbot of St. Stephens, Caen, and trusted ally of William, who collected the Papal Banner
Lanfranc
8 of 49
The place where Tostig starts his South Coast raids
Isle of Wight
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The place where Tostig is forced to finish his South Coast raids
Sandwich
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Disbanded on the 8th September in Wessex
Fyrd
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The exact place where Tostig & Hardrada land in September
Riccal
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300 ... landed, mode of transport
ships
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Battle on 20th September
Gate Fulford
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Earl of Mercia who lost with his brother on 20th September
Edwin
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The city that surrenders on 24th September
York
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The man who is sent to guard the Norwegian fleet post 24th September
Eystein
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Battle on 25th September
Stamford Bridge
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Place from where 697 Norman ships (according to Wace) set sail on 27th September
St Valery-sur-Somme
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Place where Norman fleet lands on 28th September
Pevensey
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Date in October of the Battle of Hastings
Fourteenth
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Arrives in great quantity from Normandy in late October
Reinforcements
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Place where the English finally concede defeat and hand over English control to William
Little Berkhamstead
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The day on which William was crowned
Christmas
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Name of Pope in 1066 (II)
Alexander
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Bishop of Bayeux
Odo
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Archbishop of Canterbury
Stigand
27 of 49
Archbishop of York
Ealdred
28 of 49
Norman abbey that allowed for reconnaissance
Fecamp
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Earl of East Anglia, brother of Harold
Gyrth
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Count of Flanders (V) (where Tostig fled)
Baldwin
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Harold's mistress & identifier of his corpse
Edith Swanneck
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Norman Chronicler who details 1066, William of...
Poitiers
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Writing in the 12th Century, detailing 1066 with hindsight, William of...
Malmesbury
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Troops that supported William's left flank
Bretons
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Troops that supported William's right flank
Flemish
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Following his oaths of fealty to William, Harold was portrayed as this (according to the ASC)
Perjurer
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Approximate number of men (in thousands) commanded by William
Seven
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The Norman tactic, tested in 1060 at Messina, that was arguably used at Hastings
Feigned flight
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The boy who took the throne after Harold's death, aided by the Northern Earls
Edgar Aethling
40 of 49
Earl of Kent and Harold's brother, killed at Hastings
Leofwine
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Elite Anglo-Saxon unit, professional soldiers
Huscarl
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Anglo-Saxon defensive barrier
Shield wall
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Harold's archers had been left here
London
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Norman military speciality
Cavalry
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Bishop of Bayeux's weapon of choice
Mace
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The churchman who anointed Harold (according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle)
Ealdred
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Harold appears to have had the support of this council
Witan
48 of 49
The number of months that each Fyrdsman was expected to serve per year
Two
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NZLHistory

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This crossword is a funand quick way to test basic knowledge on the events of 1066 from Edward the Confessor's death until the Battle of Hastings.

Charles Goodger

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That was tricky!

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