|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!