The Battle of Hastings: 1066

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What was the result of the Battle of Hastings?

A Norman victory with heavy English casualties

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  • The Battle of Hastings was fought on October 14, 1066 between the Norman-French army of William the 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 suffering heavy casualties and being forced to retreat.

  • Harold Godwinson was killed in the battle, and the Norman conquest of England was effectively completed.

Test your knowledge about the historic Battle of Hastings that took place in 1066. Learn about the clash between the Norman-French army and the English forces under King Harold Godwinson, which led to a decisive Norman victory and the ultimate conquest of England.

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