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Answered 2010-01-12 04:35:42

The battle of Stamford Bridge helped William win the Battle of Hastings because it pulled Harold's troops well out of position, so that instead of being ready and waiting for the Normans the Saxon army had to race back down. The speed and determination of Harold's march also meant that many troops were left behind because they were tired and unable to keep up, which dramatically reduced the size of his army.

Thus, because of Stamford Bridge, William faced a tired, depleted, out of position army as opposed to the mighty, prepared and enthusiastic force Harold had prepared to fight him before he raced it north to fight Hardraada.

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