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Edgar Aetheling: The Last Anglo-Saxon king?

Saturday 19 November 2022, 10.00AM to 4:00pm

Speaker(s): Gillian Waters BA MA PGDip PGCE

After the death of Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, fourteen year old Edgar Aetheling, last heir to the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom, was briefly proclaimed king, but as the Normans advanced he soon submitted to William the Conqueror. Edgar fled to Scotland and led rebellions against the Normans in the 1060s, but twenty years later he was involved in the wars between the Conqueror’s sons. This day course will consider the career of Edgar Atheling who survived two Norman Kings.

Tutor: Gillian Waters BA MA PGDip PGCE


Term: Autumn

Day: Saturday

Start Date: 19 November 2022

Time: 10am-4pm

No. of weeks: 1

Full fee: £49  

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Location: The King's Manor, University of York, Classroom-based