This Day In History - The Battle of Hastings

950 years ago today King Harold II, Harold Godwinson, of England was defeated by William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings. Harold, the last Anglo Saxon King of England died in the battle. On Christmas Day 1066 William was crowned the first Norman King of England at Westminster Abbey and the face and fate of the country changed forever.

See more events that occurred in history on this day here: This Day in History


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