"The 1066 Hastings Campaign" is the first film in the sensational new series, "The Dark Ages", which delves into the war-torn and historically obscure period of the Middle Ages to focus on some of the pivotal events that completely altered the history, culture and politics of the British Isles. The Battle of Hastings in 1066 is without doubt one of the most significant events in English history. In the aftermath of the battle, King Harold's Saxon England was brutally swept away by William the Conqueror to be replaced by Norman Feudalism. With the decisive nature of the battle, it is often forgotten just how narrowly Duke William succeeded. This feature identifies and examines those turning points in the 1066 campaign and explains why Harold lost. Not only is Hastings covered in detail but also the first battle of the campaign against Harold Hardrada's victorious Vikings at Fulford, William's landing at Pevensey, along with Harold's march north to victory over the Vikings at Stamford Bridge. Vignettes provided by leading living historians help paint a vivid picture of the men who fought the three battles, along with their weapons. The feature also includes location filming on the three 1066 battlefields, high quality maps and diagrams and is further complimented by excellent re-enactment footage and illustrative insights into the day-to-day life and battles of the period. In their now well established and widely popular style, military historians Andrew Duff and Tim Saunders examine events of the 1066 Campaign through the eyes of experienced soldiers to bring fresh light on this classic English campaign. The 1066 Hastings Campaign is a thoroughly researched and meticulously detailed analysis of the famous Hastings battle and will be compulsive viewing for anyone interested in the Medieval period.