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The Battle of Hastings

In the first episode of Bow and Blade, Kelly and Michael talk about the Battle of Hastings in 1066, where the Normans under William the Conqueror defeated Harold Godwinson.

Bow and Blade is hosted by Kelly DeVries and Michael Livingston.

Kelly DeVries is a Professor at Loyola University in Maryland and Honorary Historical Consultant at the Royal Armouries. You can learn more about Kelly on his university webpage.


Michael Livingston teaches at The Citadel and is the author of numerous books on medieval history as well as fiction novels. You can learn more about Michael on his website, or follow him on Twitter @medievalguy

You can learn more about the Battle of Hastings through their new book 1066: A Guide to the Battles and the Campaigns 


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Music: “Battle of the Creek” by Alexander Nakarada (
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