An extremely rare sword which may have been used by Viking forces at the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066 is to be auctioned.
It is believed the late medieval broadsword could have been seized as a spoil of victory at the Battle of Hastings in the same year.
Almost 300 years later, the weapon is believed to have been owned by Sir Humphrey de Bohun, 4th Earl of Hereford and Essex, who fought in the Battle of Bannockburn
Auctioneers Christie’s expect it to sell for between £80,000 to £120,000 when it goes under the hammer on 3 September.
Full story in this week’s (17 July) Pocklington Post.