How much do we really know, and what is the use of, studying history? There are so many ways to tell a story. If you read today’s newspapers each one will offer a slightly different version of yesterday’s events. You need to tease out the truth from all the different accounts because not everybody sees the same events in the same way. This detective work is what makes the study of the past such fun as new clues are uncovered. This illustrated history of the year 1066 beings together what we know about the people and events. There is an exceptional cast of characters and a remarkable set of events. Each page also explores how we know and discover facts about the past, and even owns up to the places where there is doubt and uncertainty. Trying to fill these gaps makes studying history such fun.