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Battle of Hastings (1066)

Bayeux tapestry depicting the Battle of Hastings

Battle of Hasting,
Bayeux Tapestry

The Battle of Hasting took place on October 14, 1066. The Normans under the command of William the Conqueror decisively defeated the Anglo-Saxon forces led by King Harold II who was killed in the battle. Following the victory at the Battle of Hastings the Normans conquered London, while William was crowned English King on Christmas day (December 25) in Westminster Abbey. Anglo-Saxon rule in England finally collapsed.

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