This Day in History

Harold II is Crowned King of England

On January 6th, 1066, Harold II was crowned the King of England, following the death of Edward the Confessor. His reign would be short-lived, leading to the pivotal Battle of Hastings later in the year.

Edward the Confessor Passes Away

On January 5th, 1066, Edward the Confessor, the King of England known for the construction of Westminster Abbey, passed away. His death set the stage for the tumultuous events of the Norman Conquest later that year.