BATTLE of STAMFORD BRIDGE

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BATTLE of STAMFORD BRIDGE

The Battle of Stamford Bridge was one of Britain's significant battles, fought at a crossing over the River Derwent, not far from York, on 25th September 1066.  King Harold's Saxon-English army launched a surprise attack on an invading force of Norsemen under Harald Hardrada and Tostig Godwinson. The English victory was emphatic, but Harold then had to march south to meet the invading Normans at Hastings. The original bridge is long gone and there is not much to see in the modern village, though there is a memorial in the centre.

Location/Address
Stamford Bridge
County
North Yorkshire
Post Code
YO41 1QE
Main Historic Period
Viking
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Primary Management
Local Authority

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