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The Forgotten Queens of 1066-Joanna Courtney

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The Forgotten Queens of 1066

1066 is the most known date in English history and no wonder, for it was a year of high drama in which the fate of the entire country was turned on its head. Many of us have heard of the key men fighting for the English throne – the Saxon King Harold, the Viking Harald Hardrada and the Norman William the Conqueror – but what about their wives? What do we know of them?

All three rulers had powerful women at their side, high-born nobles with vital political influence and intelligence and yet so few of us have even heard of them – until now.

Join local historical novelist Joanna Courtney, whose series ‘The Queens of the Conquest’ brings the female side of 1066 vividly to life, to talk about this fascinating lost part of a vital year in England’s history.


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