Manley, Brendan
September 2008
Military History;Sep/Oct2008, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p38
This article explores the Viking invasion at Stamford Bridge in England in September 1066. The invaders lined miles of riverfront with their ships, then disembarked and made for the city of York. Earl Edwin of Mercia and Morcar of Northumbria mounted the initial English response to the Viking invasion. The English gained early momentum, especially on their left flank, but in the end Hardrada's military expertise proved decisive.


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