Watch Again

Europe's Last Warrior Kings:

The Violent 1066 Battle of Stamford Bridge

Watch More
back to video

»England Under Attack

The Violent 1066 Battle of Stamford Bridge

Short | 01:45

The 1066 battle of Stamford Bridge between Viking warlord Harald Hardrada and King Harold of England was said to be so violent that a giant mountain of bones remained a half century later.


More About This episode

Before the epic Battle of Hastings, two other invasions in 1066 rock England. The attacks force its new king, Harold Godwinson, to risk his life defending his crown against Viking king Harald Hardrada of Norway and Duke William of Normandy. Join host Dan Snow as he travels Europe to explore medieval battle sites, comb through extraordinary manuscripts, and meet with historians to uncover new insights into this enigmatic period in our history.

Return to Video Page