Despite earlier promises to pass his crown to one of his Flemish, Viking, or Norman relatives, English King Edward the Confessor dies in 1066, leaving his crown to Anglo-Saxon Harold Godwinson, causing a bloody succession war.
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Series cast summary:
Ian Holm ...  Storyteller 2 episodes, 2009
Mike Bailey ...  Tofi 2 episodes, 2009
Francis Magee ...  Ordgar 2 episodes, 2009
Tim Plester ...  Leofric 2 episodes, 2009
Søren Byder Søren Byder ...  Snorri 2 episodes, 2009
Kate Ambler Kate Ambler ...  Ealfrith 2 episodes, 2009
Gemma Lawrence Gemma Lawrence ...  Judith 2 episodes, 2009
Sam Hardy Sam Hardy ...  Aelf 2 episodes, 2009
Katrine Bach ...  Alfeid 2 episodes, 2009
Amber Celeste Amber Celeste ...  Edith 2 episodes, 2009
Christopher Sloman Christopher Sloman ...  Judith's Father 2 episodes, 2009
Christopher Leveaux ...  Man of York 2 episodes, 2009
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In 1066, King Edward The Confessor of England dies leaving his crown to Anglo-Saxon Harold Godwinson. In doing this, King Edward disregards his earlier promises to give the throne of England to one of his legitimate successors from among his Flemish, Viking or Norman relatives.As a result of this unwise decision, a contest for the English crown begins. While an Armada of Viking ships under Viking King Hardrada invades the north of England, a Norman invasion, led by William Duke of Normandy, strikes the south. Caught in a giant pincer movement, the new English king Harold Godwinson and his small army must rush to the north to deal with the Viking invasion while planning an eventual mad dash to the south to face the Normans. The fate of Anglo-Saxon England hangs into balance. Written by nufs68

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All three battles from behind the shield wall narrated by Ian Holm.

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UK

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English

Release Date:

18 May 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

1066: The Battle for Middle Earth See more »

Filming Locations:

Yorkshire, England, UK

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Hardy Pictures See more »
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THey are trying to sell this as something from Tolkien
7 March 2015 | by Discogodfather9622See all my reviews

This is the story of the battle of the Norman Conquest of England as told through the eyes of villagers and farmers that took place in the epic war. For those of you unaware of this war, it was an Invasion and occupation of England by armies of Normans, Bretons & the French led by Duke Williams II during the eleventh century. 1066 sports impressive acting, production value and fighting. This is where I would give the DVD a positive review, that is until the producers or whoever is involved in marketing this decided to pull the wool over the viewers eyes by trying to pass this off as something involved in The Lord Of The Rings universe. Lets start with the whole, "Middle Earth" thing. Upon watching this DVD, the title of the movie was just called 1066, it's clear that after this was made, they threw "Battle For Middle Earth" on the DVD cover. Then there's the cover itself, it looks Exactly like the poster for LOTR. Last but not least, the narrator on this film is no other than Mr. Bilbo Baggins himself, Ian Holm. Sad that they didn't think this film could hold it's own with the subject matter given.


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