8 Great Videos about the Battle of Hastings

As we prepared our special issue on 1066: The Battle of Hastings, we were inspired, captivated and amused by some of the videos on Youtube relating to the Norman Conquest. Here is our list of the eight best videos on the Battle of Hastings.

1) Why William won at the Battle of Hastings

One of a series of videos created by English Heritage last year to commemorate the 950th anniversary of the battle.

2) The Normans

A clip from the BBC show The Normans in which Professor Robert Bartlett describes William's victory.

3) A Young Person's Guide to the Battle of Hastings

Francis Glenday created this video aimed at 8 to 10 year olds.

4) Live chat with Dan Snow from Battle Abbey

To mark the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, pupils from across the United Kingdom put their 1066 questions to Dan Snow in our live schools event from Battle Abbey.

5) The Battle of Hastings From the air

A fly-over of the site of the Battle of Hastings

6) William the Conqueror, the Norman who dared to invade England

A French television production about the Norman duke and his invasion.

7) The Bayeux Tapestry - all of it, from start to finish

Youtuber Lindybeige gives us a guide to the famous textile.

8) The Animated Bayeux Tapestry

This great video brings the Bayeux Tapestry to life!

Just a reminder - you can order our own special issue on the Battle of Hastings.

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