Click a box at the bottom to follow one possible course of the battle of Fulford.   There are six images in this sequence.    

Sunrise - Confrontation - Battle begins - Turning point - Rollup begins - Encirclement  Home

At first light the Housecarls of Edwin and Morcar move along the ditch to block the route to York.

At the same time, The Earls are leading out the local levies or Fyrd to reinforce the two flanks

At Ricall, 7 miles (11 Kilometres) away, the Viking army is setting out for the battlefield.

The tide is flooding the beck so the battle cannot start yet.


English shield wall

The map reflects the work done by the Battlefield Society to understand the landscape of 1066. (How the area has changed)


Read a description of the battle

Onto the initial confrontation

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The site was updated  14 June 2011