The Battle of Hastings
On October 14, 1066, a battle took place in England that would dictate the course of history for the island nation for centuries to come. Soldiers from the army of Duke William of Normandy fought against those of the English king, Harold Godwinson. At stake was the throne of England. The battle took all day. Swords clanged, axes chopped, and arrows flew from both sides. In the end, the battle turned on the random flight of a single arrow. Find out what inventions and strategies determined which army prevailed or perished in this incredible true story of the Battle of Hastings.