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6th January – Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey. News reaches Norway and Normandy. , Early September – Harald Hardrada sails from Norway with 300 longboats and 11,000 Vikings. Upon landing, they march to York. , 20th September – Harald Hardrada beats Anglo-Saxons Earl Edwin and Earl Morcar at the Battle of Fulford Gate., Harold Godwinson marches North with his Anglo-Saxon army, covering 180 miles on foot in 4 days. , 25th September – Harold Godwinson surprises the Vikings. One Viking defends Stamford bridge and kills 40 Anglo-Saxons …, … the Viking is killed and the Anglo-Saxons attack. Harald Hardrada is killed, as is Harold Godwinson’s brother, Tostig., The Vikings run for their ships. Harold Godwinson has won the battle. He takes his brother Tostig for burial at York. , 28th September - Harold Godwinson hears that William of Normandy has landed at Pevensey Bay with an army of 10,000 men..

The Battle of Stamford Bridge - 25th September 1066


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