The Battle of Hastings 1066

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Who was the Anglo-Saxon King defeated by the Norman-French army at the Battle of Hastings in 1066?

Harold Godwinson

Where did William, the Duke of Normandy, land his invasion forces in England in 1066?

Pevensey

Which king died childless in January 1066, leading to a succession struggle?

Edward the Confessor

Where did the Battle of Hastings take place in relation to the present-day town of Battle, East Sussex?

Approximately 11 km northwest

What event marked the beginning of the Norman Conquest of England?

The Battle of Hastings

What was the composition of the English army at the Battle of Hastings?

Mostly infantry with few archers

What was the composition of the invading Norman force at the Battle of Hastings?

Evenly split between infantry, cavalry, and archers

How did the Battle of Hastings end?

With the death of Harold and the defeat of his army

What happened after the Battle of Hastings?

William founded a monastery at the site of the battle

Test your knowledge about the Battle of Hastings that took place in 1066 between the Norman-French army of William, Duke of Normandy, and the English army under King Harold Godwinson. Learn about the events that led to the Norman Conquest of England and the decisive victory that occurred close to the town of Battle, East Sussex.

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