The Battle of Hastings

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Who fought in the Battle of Hastings?

William and Harold

Where did the Battle of Hastings take place?


What was the outcome of the Battle of Hastings?

Norman victory

What triggered the succession struggle leading to the Battle of Hastings?

King Edward's death

Who defeated the English army at the Battle of Fulford?


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The Battle of Hastings

  • The battle was fought between the army of King Harold II of England and the army of William, the Duke of Normandy.
  • The battle took place on October 14, 1066, in Hastings, England.

Lead-up to the Battle

  • The succession struggle was triggered by the death of King Edward the Confessor of England, who died without an heir.

Other Battles

  • The English army was defeated by the Norwegian king Harald Hardrada at the Battle of Fulford on September 25, 1066.

Outcome of the Battle of Hastings

  • The outcome was a decisive Norman victory, resulting in the death of King Harold II and the Norman conquest of England.

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