14th October 1066

On this day in 1066, the Battle of Hastings occurred. It is an important date in English history, since it is the day that Harold II Godwinson, the last Anglo-Saxon king,  died. Harold II’s death paved the way for William the Conqueror to become the first Norman King of England. Being English, I find this date to be important. It marks the end of an era and the beginning of a new one in English history.

So to mark the events of the 14th October 1066, I honoured Harold II and the other war dead who fell on this day. I also honoured Hestia, Eris, Ares and Athene, gods whom I find to be especially important on this day.

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