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A Comet was seen in the sky


There are reports of a bright 'star' in early 1066, around the time of King Edward the Confessor's death.  At the time, seeing a star like this was a sign of bad things - a bad omen.

  The 'star' can be seen in the Bayeux Tapestry, just a Harold Godwinson becomes King - a bad omen for him!

The 'star' was in fact Halley's Comet

The death of King Edward did bring trouble for England, so perhaps the star was indeed a bad omen!



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Last updated Wednesday, 02 July 2003