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Drama documentary series. Dan Snow explores the political intrigues and family betrayals between Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and Normans that led to war and the Battle of Hastings.

In this three-part drama documentary series, Dan Snow explores the political intrigues and family betrayals between Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and Normans that led to war and the Battle of Hastings.

When King Edward the Confessor dies without an heir, it triggers a bitter race to succeed him as King of England. Earl Harold is on the spot and takes the crown. But in Normandy, Duke William believes the throne has been promised to him and decides to invade. Meanwhile, in Norway, the Viking king Harald Hardrada also fancies himself as King of England, and he too puts together an invasion force. Very soon, England will be under attack.

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Thu 26 Jul 2018 01:25

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Role Contributor
Presenter Dan Snow
Narrator Juliet Stevenson
William the Conqueror Ed Stoppard
Harald Hardrada Clive Russell
Harold Godwinson Adam James
Edward the Confessor Tim Preece
Matilda Freya Parker
Gyrth Simon Meacock
Robert De Beaumont Jotham Annan
Tostig Alun Raglan
English Noble David Sterne
Archbishop Stigand Andrew Havill

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