Battle of Hastings History
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Battle of Hastings History

Test your knowledge of the Battle of Hastings, a pivotal event in English history, fought between the Norman-French army of William, Duke of Normandy, and the Anglo-Saxon King Harold Godwinson's English army.


Questions and Answers

When was the Battle of Hastings fought?

October 14, 1066

Who was the leader of the Norman-French army at the Battle of Hastings?

William the Conqueror

What did William do at the site of the Battle of Hastings?

He founded a monastery

Study Notes

  • The Battle of Hastings was fought on October 14, 1066 between the Norman-French army of William, Duke of Normandy, and an English army under the Anglo-Saxon King Harold Godwinson.

  • The battle was a decisive Norman victory, with the English army largely destroyed and Harold killed.

  • William founded a monastery at the site of the battle, the high altar of the abbey church supposedly placed at the spot where Harold died.

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