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In January 1066 the [Witan] Council chose Harold [Godwinson] to become the next King of England. He was crowned quickly, on the day after the death of [Edward] the Confessor. He was chosen because he was [English], a respected [earl] and a good soldier. However, neither Harald [Hardrada] nor William of [Normandy] agreed with the decision. Both men made plans to [invade] England and take the throne..

Claimants to the Throne in January 1066

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