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 Norman conquest of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first was Harald III of Norway who had blood ties to the Anglo-Saxon family.
King Harald of Norway invaded northern England in September 1066 which left Harold of England little time to gather an army.
It was an Anglo-Saxon victory, King Harald was killed and the Norwegians were driven out — it was the last Viking invasion of England.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Norman_Conquest   (2834 words)

 1066 Article, 1066 Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Tostig Godwinson and Harald Hardraada of Norway invade England.
September 25 - Harold II defeats Tostig and Harold Hardraada at the Battle of Stamford Bridge, killing both.
England was not successfully invaded again until the invasion of William III on November 5, 1688.
www.anoca.org /england/harold/1066.html   (240 words)

 Understanding Nothing » Learning
I discovered that one of the main reasons for the victory at Hastings was that Harold had just marched the remains of his troops hundreds of miles south from the Battle of Stamford Bridge, where he’d successfully warded off a Viking invasion from Norway.
Harold, who at this stage was the Earl of Wessex, East Anglia and Hereford, and thus had been the second most powerful man in England, persuaded the Witenagemot (the predecessor to Parliament) to vote to appoint him as King.
Meanwhile, Harald III of Norway, backed by Harold’s brother Tostig, claimed that several generations of intermarriage gave him the right to the English throne, and came to claim it, only for both to be killed at the aforementioned Battle of Stamford Bridge.
nothing.tmtm.com /archives/category/learning   (2073 words)

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