What are battle of Hastings?

  • (noun): The decisive battle in which William the Conqueror (duke of Normandy) defeated the Saxons under Harold II (1066) and thus left England open for the Norman Conquest.
    Synonyms: Hastings

Battle Of Hastings

The Battle of Hastings occurred on 14 October 1066 during the Norman conquest of England, between the Norman-French army of Duke William II of Normandy and the English army under King Harold II. It took place at Senlac Hill, approximately 10 km (61⁄4 miles) northwest of Hastings, close to the present-day town of Battle, East Sussex, and was a decisive Norman victory.

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Agatha Of Normandy - Invasion of England - Battle of Hastings
... Harold stopped in London, and was there for about a week before marching to Hastings, so it is likely that he spent about a week on his march south, averaging about 27 miles (43 kilometres) per ... The exact events preceding the battle are obscure, with contradictory accounts in the sources, but all agree that William led his army from his castle and ... Harold had taken a defensive position at the top of Senlac Hill (present-day Battle, East Sussex), about 6 miles (9.7 kilometres) from William's castle at Hastings ...
Harold Godwinson - Battle of Hastings
... his army in hastily built earthworks near Hastings ... The two armies clashed at the Battle of Hastings, at Senlac Hill (near the present town of Battle) close by Hastings on 14 October, where after nine hours of hard fighting and probably ... His brothers Gyrth and Leofwine were also killed in the battle ...
Battle Of Hastings - Legacy
... See also Norman conquest of England#Consequences Battle Abbey was built on the site of the battle ... The settlement of Battle, East Sussex, grew up around the abbey and is now a small market town ... The Bayeux Tapestry depicts the events before, during, and after the Battle of Hastings ...

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