He conquered England in the Battle of Hastings (5/10)

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The Battle of Hastings was the climactic finale of the three-way dispute between Harold Godwinson, Harold Hardrada of Norway, and William of Normandy – three powerful competitors for the English throne in 1066.

After Godwinson emerged victorious from a long and drawn-out battle in the northern country against Hardrada, his only available course of action was to march his tired, depleted army southwards in order to meet William in battle. The battle was almost doomed from the start and, as anyone could have predicted, ended in Godwinson’s defeat, marking the beginning of the nation-defining Anglo-Saxon conquest of England.

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