Stamford Bridge, East Riding of Yorkshire

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This Stone was erected to remember the Battle of Stamford Bridge when King Harold of England defeated his brother Tostig and King Hadraada of Norway on 25 September 1066.

Stamford Bridge is a village on the River Derwent, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, in Great Britain.[1] It is about 7 miles (11 km) east of York and 18 miles (29 km) north of Selby.[1]

History[change | change source]

The village sits on an old river crossing over the Derwent river. The Romans established a fort here about 70 AD. Later a settlement of the same name was here. The Battle of Stamford Bridge was fought here on 25 September 1066.[2] The battle marked the end of the Viking era in England.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas Langdale, A Topographical Dictionary of Yorkshire (Northallerton: J. Langdale, 1809), p. 196
  2. David Clark, Battlefield Walks in Yorkshire (Wilmslow: Sigma Leisure, 2002), p. 10