Who fought in the Battle of Hastings?
the british and the normans
and possibly the pirates of...oh no i mean the vikings of erm i
The "Viking" contingent fought in a separate battle at Stamford
Bridge in the North of England a few weeks before Hastings.
King Harold would have identified himself as Saxon rather than
British, England had rarely been ruled exclusively as one kingdom,
as Danish invasions had resulted in rival rulers from both the
Saxon and Danish factions.
William Duke of Normandy was a descendant of the Danish line
with a link to the English line through the same great aunt who had
first married King Ethlered and then King Canute.
The Normans being Norsemen that had colonised Northern