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The Great Harrying of the North, 1069

January 19, 2011 by Mercedes Rochelle | 8 Comments | Filed in General Topics, William the Conqueror

After the trauma of Stamfordbridge, the northerners were remarkably absent (though expected) at the battle of Hastings.  To say the warriors were exhausted would surely be an understatement, but I wonder, also, if they thought events on the southern coast of England were just too far away to concern them.  After all, the populace was predominately […]