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Why did wiliiam and Harold have a battle?

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October 25, 2007 3:53PM

William and Harold were the two main leaders claiming the throne

of England. King Edward of England died on January 5, 1066, after a

reign of 23 years. Leaving no heirs, Edward's passing ignited a

three-way rivalry for the crown that culminated in the Battle of

Hastings and the destruction of the Anglo-Saxon rule of England. To

learn more, visit this site:

http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/bayeux.htm TRY THIS: There is an

interactive site where you choose to be either Harold or William,

and then re-fight the Battle of Hastings! Prettty neat. Game site:


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