What happened in the rest of the world in 1066? etc

Discussion in 'Historiography' started by dbf, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Thought this was an interesting reminder that history isn't 'linear' or centred in one location.


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  2. Old Git

    Old Git Harmless Curmudgeon

    Interesting read that, thanks for posting it!
  3. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    I agree with Peter, a most interesting and thought provoking post.

  4. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Very thought provoking article and merely highlights how people perceive History and even their place on the planet!
  5. -tmm-

    -tmm- Senior Member

    The thing that annoys me more than people assuming the Norman invasion was the only thing that happened that year, is most not knowing that old William the Bastard wasn't even the first person to invade England in 1066.

    That said, the Normans were pretty bad ass, so maybe it's forgiveable.
  6. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Harold put up a grand ol fight to be fair. If he hadnt had to clobber some pesky scandinavians at Stanford Bridge, who knows what might have happened at Hastings?
  7. Mark Hone

    Mark Hone Senior Member

    The article ties in with a series on Radio 4. This week's was about November 5th and the next episode will be 1066. It was quite good I thought.
  8. Our bill

    Our bill Well-Known Member

    Have really enjoyed your post and will catch up as you suggested on I player. Thanks a lot for sharing Elsie
  9. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Don't go starting a 'what if..?' :p
  10. -tmm-

    -tmm- Senior Member

    It's one of my favouritest periods of history because of all the what ifs.

    Was just thinking, what if Harold had seen off the Normans in the Battle of Hastings. Would the Germans still have invaded Poland?
  11. ritsonvaljos

    ritsonvaljos Senior Member

    Didn't the descendants of Duke William's army make the return journey 'back home' to Normandy to chase those pesky Germans back across the Rhine? :) Just when was that .... ? Ah, yes ......... 6 June 1944!
  12. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Me too.
    I'm tired or R4, and now mostly mooch on R4 extra for the Navy Lark etc. these days, but every now and then the original channel still turns up little gems which keep one from fully shaking the lifetime habit.

    Listen again:
    Spin The Globe

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