Battle of Stamford Bridge by GeorgeLiquor on DeviantArt
Battle of Stamford Bridge took place at the village of Stamford Bridge, East Riding of Yorkshire in England on 25 September 1066, between an English army under King Harold Godwinson and an invading Norwegian force led by King Harald Hardrada of Norway (Old Norse: Haraldr harðráði) and the English king's brother Tostig Godwinson. After a bloody and horrific battle, both Hardrada and Tostig along with most of the Norwegians were killed. by ~GeorgeLiquor on deviantART
JORVIK Viking Centre - a must see attraction in York
One of the most ambitious of Vikings was Norwegian Harald Hardrada, ‘the thunderbolt of the north.’ It is for Hardrada’s role in the events of 1066 that he is perhaps best remembered. Pursuing a claim to the English throne he arrived at the Yorkshire coast with an invasion force of 300 ships. Hardrada’s men met with initial success but just five days later were defeated by King Harold of England’s men at Stamford Bridge. Harald was struck in the throat by an arrow and died.
The Battle of Stamford Bridge took place in the East Riding of Yorkshire in England on 25 September 1066, between an English army under King Harold Godwinson and an invading Norwegian force led by King Harald Hardrada of Norway. After a horrific battle, Hardrada and most of the Norwegians were killed. Although Harold repelled the invaders, his victory was short-lived: he was defeated and killed by the Normans at Hastings less than three weeks later.
Welcome to part two of my three part series of railway walks available in East Yorkshire – The first part of the series featured railway walks to the west of Hull (The Ruston Way, The Bubworth Trail and Eastrington Rail Trail); this post will concentrate on walks around the Stamford Bridge and Tixendale area. The third post (which hopefully will be posted in the next couple of weeks), will highlight walks located on the east coast
East Yorkshire Railway Walks - Part 1 of 3 (West) This is part one of a series of three East Yorkshire railway walking posts. This first post focuses on the area west of Hull, with part two primarily looking at these types of walks in the Market Weighton, Wharram Percy and Stamford Bridge vicinity, with part three looking at Hull and the east coast region.
On this day 25th September 1066 – The Battle of Stamford Bridge marks the end of the Viking invasions of England. There was in fact a Lordship / Manor of Stamford Bridge, Yorkshire. Whilst not the famous Stamford Bridge Chelsea play at, this would still make a memorable title to use. To find out details email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com