The Battle of Hastings
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Harold sword in an oath of allegiance that I would become King after Edward died
Following Edward the Confessor's death on January 4th 1066, Harold, Earl of Wessex was crowned King of England
William, Duke of Normandy, claimed that Edward and Harold had promised him the throne and that he legally had a claim to the throne.
The opposing forces met at Senlac Hill on 14th October 1066. The Saxon army, led by King Harold, was 7,500 strong. They confronted William, Duke of Normandy's 8,000 professional soldiers.
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