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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 10th century11th century12th century
Decades: 1030s  1040s  1050s  – 1060s –  1070s  1080s  1090s
Years: 1063 1064 106510661067 1068 1069

1066 was a year which brought great changes in England. The land had four kings during the year. The year started under Anglo-Saxon rule, and ended under Norman rule. This was the only occasion since Roman Britain when the entire country was successfully invaded.

There were four kings during the year: Edward the Confessor (to 5 January 1066), Harold Godwinson (to 14 October 1066), Edgar the Ætheling (to 10 December 1066), and finally William I, Duke of Normandy.

Events

Deaths

  • 4 or 5 January – King Edward the Confessor of England dies
  • 25 September – killed at the Battle of Stamford Bridge:
  • 14 October – killed at the Battle of Hastings:
    • King Harold II of England
    • Leofwine Godwinson, brother of King Harold II
    • Gyrth Godwinson, brother of King Harold II
  • John Scotus (bishop of Mecklenburg (Johannes Skotus) (born around 990)
    • 10 November – Sacrificed to Radegast:

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