Harold Godwinson was the King of England for most of 1066. Although he defeated a Viking invasion, he was himself later defeated in the Battle of Hastings by William the Conqueror. The Monk planned to change history by using advanced technology to aid King Harold, thus ensuring that his army would be better able to face William's army. The Monk believed that Harold would have been a good king and that, under his rule, there wouldn't be "all those wars" in Europe with the claims over France that "went on for years and years", resulting in people being able to better themselves in the peace. Ultimately, the Monk's plan was thwarted when a group of Saxons ran the Monk out of his monastery. (TV: The Time Meddler)

The Eighth Doctor and Mary Shelley met King Harold at the Battle of Hastings. (AUDIO: Mary's Story) The Sixth Doctor and Peri Brown met him after he was said to have died at that battle, when he was living under the name of Hereward the Wake. (PROSE: The Real Hereward)

Mr Smalley had an arrow with a bloodstain on it in his shop. According to Smalley, some said that the arrow was pulled from the eye of King Harold himself after the Battle of Hastings. Rani Chandra replied that she had read online that some said that he wasn't shot in the eye at all. Mr Smalley added that the tapestry of time was a fragile thing and applying the slightest pressure could cause the threads of history to unravel. (TV: Lost in Time)

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Stream the best stories.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Get Disney+