Stamford Bridge, East Riding of Yorkshire
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. The battle marked the end of the Viking era in England.
References[change | change source]
- Thomas Langdale, A Topographical Dictionary of Yorkshire (Northallerton: J. Langdale, 1809), p. 196
- David Clark, Battlefield Walks in Yorkshire (Wilmslow: Sigma Leisure, 2002), p. 10