1066 and Rather More: A Walk Through History

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Huon Mallalieu retraces the footsteps of Harold Godwinson's English army in autumn 1066 as they raced from their crushing defeat of the invading Norwegian army at Stanford Bridge in Yorkshire to the fateful encounter with William's Norman army at Hastings in Sussex - a distance of over 250 miles which was covered in less than two weeks by exhausted, often wounded, heavily armed men. The rhythm of the walk and the sights along the way prompt thoughts on history, England and Englishness.