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date: 28 Jul
The Discovery of the Sutton Hoo Helmet  - 28th July 1939 -    "I think it’s fair to say that the Sutton Hoo helmet is the face of the Anglo-Saxons, perhaps even all of the early middle ages in Europe. It is shown on numerous book covers, got its own commemorative stamp for the 250th anniversary of the British Museum and features in countless...
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  • 20th Century
  • Anglo Saxon
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date: 06 Jan
Harold II (Godwinson) January 6th 1066  -  military invasion of England by William the Conqueror in 1066, and the subsequent war of succession of the same year, was triggered by the coronation of Harold II, Godwinson, on January 6th. When William, back in Normandy, heard that Harold had crowned himself King the day after the death of Edward the...
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  • 11th Century
  • Anglo Saxon
  • Kings & Queens
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