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Why was the Battle of Stamford Bridge fought?

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This was a battle between King Harold II of England and King Harald III of Norway for the English crown. the English won and Harald was killed. A few weeks later Harold himself was killed at the battle of Hastings and William, Duke of Normandy, became King of England. The contenders for the throne were, Edgar 'The Atheling' , Harold Hadrada, William Duke of Normandy and Harold Godwinson. The new king was needed because the past king (Edward the Confessor) had died. The wittan chose Harold Godwinson to be the new king of England. Edgar 'The Atheling' just gave up because he was only about 14 when this happened. But the other contenders wanted a fight. The fight of Stamford Bridge Involved Harold Godwinson (the new King of England) and Harold Hadrada (one of the other contenders).

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The Battle of Stamford Bridge was fought on September 25 in 1066 and lasted one day.

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no the battle of hastings came ofter the battle of stamford bridge

The battle of Stamford Bridge commenced on 25th September 1066.

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The Battle of Stamford Bridge ended in 1066, the same year as the battle of Hastings.

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There were no Normans at the Battle of Stamford Bridge. Stamford Bridge was a battle between the forces of King Harold II of England and the Norwegian invader Harold Hardrada.

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The Battle of Stamford Bridge was important because it was one of the two battles which was deciding a new king.

The Saxons (English army) had arrived in Hastings after the Battle of Stamford Bridge, which was fought against the Vikings.

Yes, the Battle of Stamford Bridge was fought right before the Battle of Hastings. After defeating Harold Hadrada at the hard fought Battle of Stamford Bridge, Harold Goodwinson's forces had to make a forced march across the width of England to meet William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings, just days later. His troops arrived at the battle exhausted.

Stamford Bridge. As to Stamford Bridge being a lesser known location I think not. The least known location is Battle, the actual site of the battle of Hastings.

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