The Final Days
THE SAXON TIMES 20TH DECEMBER 1066
We have followed the progress of the Norman Army from Hastings to the very gates of London itself and we will now be privy to the final days of Saxon England. It is a dynasty that has survived for 600 years, since the Battle of Aylesford, but its days are numbered.
The Duke’s Army have laid waste to the South by hostile sword what they have not ravaged by fire and summary justice. I pray that the nation’s death throes will herald a new and glorious future.
Fear and Terror Sweeps London
The march from Hertford has proved uneventful and the Duke’s men are now encamped around the city walls. The Duke himself has taken up residence in King Edward’s Hall at West Minster and, despite his assurances to Ansgar, he has given instructions for siege engines to be constructed.
The skirmishes outside the northern city walls are all designed to raise the level of fear, publicity stunts really.
Occasionally, there is more Anglo-Saxon menace, stronger yet resistance is futile and reprisals are immediate.
It saddens me to say that Duke William has emerged as the only strong leader that can take this country forward and preserve the integrity of this island. It is a bitter pill to swallow but we are better off without the Witan and the Earls Edwin and Morcar.
An extract from The Saxon Times Resources dated 22nd December 1066 Issue 56, also available in A4 paperback covering 1066.
Also available as a teaching resource from: T.E.S. https://www.tes.com/