Harold II


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Harold II

1022?-1066.
King of England (1066) and the last of the Anglo-Saxon monarchs. He succeeded Edward the Confessor and was killed fighting the invasion of William the Conqueror.
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Harold II

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(Biography) ?1022–66, king of England (1066); son of Earl Godwin and successor of Edward the Confessor. His claim to the throne was disputed by William the Conqueror, who defeated him at the Battle of Hastings (1066)
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Noun1.Harold II - King of England who succeeded Edward the Confessor in 1066 and was the last of the Anglo-Saxon monarchs; he was killed fighting the invasion by William the Conqueror (1045-1066)
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Coins from around 1066 depicting both the defeated King Harold II as well as triumphant conqueror William I were found in a field in the Chew Valley.
We were wet through but it really didn't seem to matter." Coins from around 1066 depicting both the defeated King Harold II as well as triumphant conqueror William were found in a field in the Chew Valley.
According to reports in Daily Mail , the 2,571 silver coins are made up of King Harold II pennies from the end of Anglo-Saxon England and William the Conqueror coins, after the 1066 Norman conquest.
The haul is made up of King Harold II pennies, England's last Anglo-Saxon king, and William the Conqueror coins, from after the Norman invasion of 1066.
Who was Harold II's brother who fought against him at the Battle of Stamford Bridge?
A Edward the Martyr B Harold II C Edgar D Alfred the Great 6.
October 14 is Be Bald and Be Free Day On this day: 1066 - Battle of Hastings where William the Conqueror defeats and kills King Harold II of England.
While Britain wasn't destroyed in the literal sense of the word, Norman king William the Conqueror did overthrow King Harold II at the Battle Of Hastings, killing him in the process.
The village is named after Edith of Wessex (1029-1075), the queen of Edward the Confessor and sister of Harold II, who was the last Anglo-Saxon king of England.
That made her the 40th monarch in a royal line that traces its origin back to Norman King William the Conqueror who claimed the throne in 1066 with victory over Anglo-Saxon Harold II at the Battle of Hastings.
BATTLE FACTFILE The BATTLE of |Hastings was fought on October 4, 1066 On one side was the |Norman-French army, led by William II of Normandy On the other side |was the English army, led by Anglo-Saxon King Harold II There were thought |to be 10,000 on the Norman side and 7,000 on the English side The skirmishing |went on from 9am to dusk ending in a Norman victory The battlefield |was seven miles from Hastings in Sussex, close to the modern town of Battle Have your say on this story at: www.examiner.co.uk
King Harold II's wife Queen Edyth, Harald Hadrada's wife Queen Elizabeth of Norway and William the Conqueror's wife Queen Mathilda.