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The Battle of Stamford bridge

The King's council chose Harold Earl of Wessex as the next king of England. Harold knew that William, Duke of Normandy would invade. In September Harold received news that there had been an invasion. Harold must come quickly.

But the invasion was in the North, not the South. Harald Hardrada, King of Norway had landed1 Harold marched north as fast as he could. On the 25th September he caught the invaders by surprise beyond York at Stamford Bridge. A fierce battle raged and many were killed on both sides before the English won. 

Harold now only had William of Normandy to worry about!

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