With the death of Edward the Confessor, the crown of England is hanging in the balance. And in the north Harald Hardrada, the Norwegian Viking leader, is determined to take his chance of capturing the country. But newly-crowned King Harold Godwinson will not let that happen without a fight. Charismatic and the leader of a mighty army, he is determined to make Hadrada the last Viking in England. And so the bloodiest battle yet fought on English soil is about to begin. At stake is sovereignty, freedom and honour.
"Very old England and invasions"
On the top of the hill stands a solitary grey apple tree, the symbol of all that England is. In less than a week this will be the scene of the greatest battle in living memory. At the grey apple tree two armies will face one another. Two men will lead those armies. And two forces will become one - a victorious nation, a valiant army, a conqueror. This is a battle for honour, a battle for survival. This is a battle for England.