Harald III


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Har·ald III

 (hăr′ăld) also Har·old III (hăr′əld) Known as "Harald (or Harold) Hardrada." 1015-1066.
King of Norway (1045-1066) who invaded England in 1066 and was killed in a battle against Harold II.

Harald III

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(Biography) surname Hardraade. 1015–66, king of Norway (1047–66); invaded England (1066) and died at the battle of Stamford Bridge
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VISIT Founded around 1,000 AD, and established a "kaupstad" or trading place in 1048 by King Harald III, the city was elevated to a bishopric in 1070 and a capital under Haakon V around 1300.
Crowned the next day, Harold was immediately threatened with the rival claim of William, as well as that of Harald III Hardraade, king of Norway, and the potential threat from his embittered brother Tostig.