These chess pieces represent the two opposing armies in the most famous battle fought on English soil. Harold, the English King leads his Saxon forces against the invading William, Duke of Normandy. The ensuing battle near Hastings on the south coast of England in 1066 altered the course of English history. The amazing detail created by the sculptors is richly displayed in this historic chess set.
The set is based on the famous Battle of Hastings in which King Harold II of England opposed the invading Norman army led by William Duke of Normandy on October 14th 1066.
After the hard fought battle of Stamford Bridge in which he defeated and killed Harold Hardrada King of Norway who had invaded Northumbria, Harold and his Saxon Army marched from York to the south coast of England. At the small village of Battle, just inland from Hastings, Harold's tired army met the invading forces of William Duke of Normandy.
These chess pieces are authentic reproductions of the characters, clothing and equipment of the era.
King Height 4 1/2"
Square Size: 50mm - 55mm
Chessboard option available:
H401 50mm Walnut & Sycamore
H501 50mm Wengue & Maple.
Please note these boards are not available to purchase separately. If you require a board on it's own please go to the chessboard section of this site.
Please allow 7 - 10 working days for delivery