The Battle of Hastings 1066

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What was the result of the Battle of Hastings?

The Norman-French army was victorious

What happened to King Harold after the Battle of Hastings?

He was killed

What was the consequence of the Battle of Hastings?

It caused a series of rebellions against William's rule

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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.

  • Harold was killed in the battle, which led to the retreat and defeat of most of his army.

  • After the battle, William was crowned as king of England. There continued to be rebellions and resistance to Williams rule, but Hastings effectively marked the culmination of Williams conquest of England.

Test your knowledge of the decisive battle that led to William the Conqueror's successful conquest of England and the establishment of Norman rule.

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