Samurai Dave: The Roving Ronin Report

Rambling Narrative of Travels, Thoughts, and Embellishments

Battle of Hastings Videos

Here are three videos I made of the Battle of Hastings re-enactment of 2006.

The first one is set to the theme of the movie Excalibur – O Fortuna:

The Battle of Hastings 

The Death of the Minstrel Taillefer 

The second video is a little bit of medieval humor with an incident from the Battle of Hastings. Before the battle began, a Norman minstrel, Taillefer, attacked the English in a mad attempt to gain glory. This is his story.

The Fall of King Harold Godwinson

The third video has a Roving Ronin Report intro and is a ballad of the Battle. The song is from the Secret Commonwealth, a celtic folk-rock band from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. It’s a period piece not necessarily on the battle but around the time period. The theme of a woman mourning her husband’s loss though is eternal.

December 11, 2007 - Posted by | 1066, Anglo-Saxons, Battle of Hastings, Blogroll, Celtic, celtic music, costumes, England, Harold Godwinson, history, humor, medieval, Middle Ages, murfreesboro, Normans, secret commonwealth, tragedy, travel, UK, video, vikings, William the Conqueror, youtube


  1. Great stuff! This series of posts helps make the battle come alive for history students. Thank you.

    Comment by Ed Darrell | January 24, 2008 | Reply

  2. […] December 11 (Wes’s birthday!), Samurai Dave posts the history of the Battle of Hastings, with videos of battle recreations, photos of recreation events, and commentary on the meaning of the battle in […]

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  4. great videos I myself am a member of a viking reanactmet group on the wirral near

    Comment by KARL | May 25, 2008 | Reply

  5. lovely thing

    Comment by jean luc | March 4, 2009 | Reply

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