Battle of Stamford Bridge by GeorgeLiquor on DeviantArt
I used gouache for this one, because I wanted the crisper colors. If you would like to know more about this historical event read up on it. [link] It's ... Battle of Stamford Bridge
War and Conflict, The Battle of Stamford Bridge, Yorkshire, pic: 25th...
War and Conflict, The Battle of Stamford Bridge, Yorkshire, pic: 25th September 1066, The battle was fought between King Harold of England's army and a large force of invading Vikings from Norway,...
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One of the most ambitious of Vikings was Norwegian Harald Hardrada, ‘the thunderbolt of the north.’ It is for Hardrada’s role in the events of 1066 that he is perhaps best remembered. Pursuing a claim to the English throne he arrived at the Yorkshire coast with an invasion force of 300 ships. Hardrada’s men met with initial success but just five days later were defeated by King Harold of England’s men at Stamford Bridge. Harald was struck in the throat by an arrow and died.
The Battle of Stamford Bridge took place in the East Riding of Yorkshire in England on 25 September 1066, between an English army under King Harold Godwinson and an invading Norwegian force led by King Harald Hardrada of Norway. After a horrific battle, Hardrada and most of the Norwegians were killed. Although Harold repelled the invaders, his victory was short-lived: he was defeated and killed by the Normans at Hastings less than three weeks later.