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1066 Competition

Due to Lewis no longer taking part in the 1066 project, the competition was closed and the original prize of a visit to the film set withdrawn.

Author and 1066 co-writer Helen Hollick kindly offered a copy of her book Harold the King as a consolation prize, with every entrant's details going into a prize draw.

The winner chosen by the online random selector at is: Cheryl Easton of Dumfriesshire.

So, who did you think was the best actor to portray William the Conqueror? Your top ten name suggestions were:


Daniel Craig-7 votes
Gerard Butler -6 votes
Lewis Collins-6 votes
Richard Armitage-5 votes
Ray Winstone-5 votes
Sean Bean-4 votes
Vincent Cassel-4 votes
John Simm-4 votes
Russell Crowe-4 votes
Robert Downey Jr.-3 votes
Jason Statham-3 votes

There were 65 other suggestions including our favourite, Eric Cantona, and the ones which made us giggle the most, Boris Johnson and Tony Blair! Thanks to all who took part, we certainly enjoyed reading all your nominations.