1066 Battle of Hastings William the Conqueror) v Harold II
(King of Anglo Saxons)
Richard III is the only English king to have died in battle since Harold II
lost the Battle of Hastings.
It was Harold II
(1022-1066) who defeated the Norwegian king Harald Hardrada (1015-1066) at Stamford Bridge in Yorkshire on September 25.
Much of the north of England rebelled against William's rule after he invaded England in 1066, defeating King Harold II
and his army at the Battle of Hastings and declaring himself king.
(Reigned Jan 6 - Oct 14, 1066) William the Conqueror ordered Harold's body to be buried in secret after the Battle of Hastings to stop it becoming a shrine.
The missing short-reign monarchs were Harold II
, Lady Jane Grey and Edward VIII.
What 'first' did John Leeming and Bert Hinkler Quiz of the Day ANSWERS: 1 Christian; 2 A rain gauge; 3 They were the first aviators to land on and take off from an English summit; 4 It is interlaced with metallic threads; 5 The threepenny piece; 6 Finchley; 7 Tattersalls; 8 Ten pounds; 9 The marlin; 10 Harold II
15 In English history, who defeated Harold II
at the Battle of Hastings?
King Harold II
of England: example of tattooed royalty.