Europe’s Last Warrior Kings

Europe’s Last Warrior Kings

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The year is 1066. The place is England. King Edward the Confessor has just died and with no true heir to succeed him, three power-hungry warlords set their eyes on the crown. In the coming months, the country will endure three invasions that will end a chapter in Viking history and change the shape of England—and Europe—forever. Revisit the remarkable year when a real-life drama played out, one full of political schemes, family betrayals, and bloody invasions that culminated in the epic Battle of Hastings.
The year is 1066. The place is England. King Edward the Confessor has just died and with no true heir to succeed him, three power-hungry warlords set their eyes on the crown. In the coming months, the country will endure three invasions that will end a chapter in Viking history and change the shape of England—and Europe—forever. Revisit the remarkable year when a real-life drama played out, one full of political schemes, family betrayals, and bloody invasions that culminated in the epic Battle of Hastings.

Season 1 (3 episodes)

  • 1. Prelude to War

    Original air date: 04/16/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min.

    Original air date: 04/16/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min. It was just months before the Battle of Hastings. England’s King Edward the Confessor was dead. With no heir to the throne, Edward’s right-hand man, Earl Harold, Duke William of Normandy and Harald Hardrada, the Viking King of Norway, made plans to take the crown. Join us as we travel Europe to shed light on the fight for England, a fight that changed the world. It’s a story of broken promises, bitter family betrayals, and kingdoms run through intimidation and terror.

  • 2. England Under Attack

    Original air date: 04/23/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min.

    Original air date: 04/23/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min. Just a few months into his rule, King Harold of England must endure three invasions: one at the hands of his traitorous and vengeful brother, another by Viking king Harald Hardrada of Norway, and the last by Duke William of Normandy. The second conflict ends a great chapter in Viking history, but doesn’t eliminate all threats. An even bigger invasion was still to come—one that alters the course of history.

  • 3. The Battle of Hastings

    Original air date: 04/30/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min.

    Original air date: 04/30/2018 Runtime: 44:11 min. After a year of political scheming, sibling rivalries, and violent invasions, the fate of England comes down to two warlords: the reigning King Harold and Duke William of Normandy. The battle for the crown will be settled in a single day at the Battle of Hastings. This is the unprecedented account, supported by expert analysis and ancient manuscripts, of the battle that massively transformed Europe and the world.