Other literature

  • There are 4 references to the battle, but not by name, in the AS 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 location
  • 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