When did the viking invade England?
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What was a water route the viking used to invade the byzantine empire?
Asked in The Battle of Hastings
When and where did Harold hardrada invade England?
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What was important about England during World War 2?
Why did harald haardrada think he deserved the English throne?
Harald Hardrada was the strong Viking king of Denmark. He was related to King Cnut and his sons. He said this gave him the right to invade. Harold believed that an agreement made between the previous kings of England and Denmark gave him the rightful claim. He relied on his Viking reputation of being fierce. He was a tremendous warrior, and had travelled across and beyond Europe. Harold Hardrada was a true Viking, and wanted to take England by force. Earl Tostig offered to help Harold Hardrada. Tostig was Harold Godwinson's brother. He had been banished from England in disgrace. Hardrada and Tostig joined together to plan their invasion. They probably knew that Duke William was also planning to invade. They thought if King Harold was distracted by Duke William's invasion in the south, it would be easy to invade the north.
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What was the viking territory in England called?
Why was England a good country to invade around the time of 1066. When edward the confessor was on the throne?
England Has never been a good country to invade at any time the channel crossing has made it impossible to do for a thousand years, The problem in 1066 was the fact that Harold had taken the English throne and William felt he had a better claim. Some historians believe that Harold may have even promised William that he would not oppose his kingship in an earlier political agreement that he decided to ignore thus infuriating William to invade. As for Hardrada well he was a viking and he loved a bit of rape and pillage but England wasnt good for him to invade because he lost