- There are 4 references to the battle, but not by name, in the
Chronicle. The only firm conclusion is that there was a battle on
Wednesday 20th Sept 1066 along a ditch to the south of York.
- The scarce
references have been analysed to identify features that can be related to
the ground or other events. There are no
eye witness accounts and many statements lack the precision to uniquely
identify the area. However, no reference is inconsistent with the suggested
- Florence of Worcester also includes a
mention of the battle.
- The place name of Fulford and
Germany Beck indicates that the location can be closely linked to this area.
- You can read a description of a contemporary battle in the
Song of Maldon