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Timeline for 1066
11th century

• 1064 • 1069 • 1070

1066 was a year.



Harold Godwinson became King of England in January, succeeding his brother-in-law Edward the Confessor. (PROSE: A History of Humankind [+]Loading...["A History of Humankind (novel)"])

Halley's Comet passed Earth in April, (PROSE: The Time Meddler [+]Loading...["The Time Meddler (novelisation)"]) where it crashed into a Persopolisian ship, the wreckage of which fell to Earth. (AUDIO: The Time Capsule [+]Loading...["The Time Capsule (audio story)"])

William the Conqueror was crowned King of England on 25 December, and the Monk witnessed this occurrence. (PROSE: The Time Meddler [+]Loading...["The Time Meddler (novelisation)"])


The Battle of Hastings was fought in England, resulting in the death of Harold Godwinson and the Normans taking control of England under William the Conqueror.

The First Monk tried to change the outcome of this battle so the Saxons wouldn't be defeated by the Normans. He tried to thwart a Viking invasion in the north, thus keeping Harold Godwinson and the English army from having to fight Harald Hardrada and the Vikings at Stamford Bridge, and therefore would be better prepared for the Battle of Hastings. He was stopped when Saxons from Wulnoth's village attacked his monastery, driving him out, and the Doctor removed the dimensional control of his TARDIS, stranding the Monk there. (TV: The Time Meddler [+]Loading...["The Time Meddler (TV story)"])

A Viking longship on course for England. (TV: The Time Meddler [+]Loading...["The Time Meddler (TV story)"])

On the field of battle, the Eighth Doctor and Mary Shelley met King Harold (AUDIO: Mary's Story [+]Loading...["Mary's Story (audio story)"]) while the TARDIS' helmic regulator was hit and incapacitated by an arrow when the Eleventh Doctor visited the battle. (WC: Pond Life (part 5) [+]Loading...{"part":"5","1":"Pond Life (webcast)"})

At the conclusion of the battle, according to one account, Harold's body was intentionally misidentified by Countess Gytha and Lady Edith Swan-Neck. In fact, Harold had survived the battle, but the false identification allowed him to die as Harold but be "reborn" as Hereward the Wake. (PROSE: The Real Hereward [+]Loading...["The Real Hereward (short story)"])

Building of the Tower of London began. (PROSE: Magic of the Angels [+]Loading...["Magic of the Angels (novel)"])

Births and deaths[[edit]]

Edward the Confessor died and was laid to rest in January. (TV: "The Watcher" [+]Part of The Time Meddler, Loading...{"namedep":"The Watcher (1)","1":"The Time Meddler (TV story)"}, PROSE: A History of Humankind [+]Loading...["A History of Humankind (novel)"])


Among her various titles and aliases, interdimensional traveller Lady Aesculapius once claimed that of "Ms Reality 1066". (PROSE: Life After Death [+]Loading...["Life After Death (short story)"])

Behind the scenes[[edit]]

According to the "Earth-Skaro Timescale" of Terry Nation's Dalek Annual 1976, the Earth year 1066 is concurrent to Skaro-year 9143, when the Daleks invaded Venus and Mars.