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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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When did the battle at Stamford Bridge start and end?

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


Who was in the battle of Stamford Bridge?

The Battle of Stamford Bridge, which took place on September 25, 1066, was fought between the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Norway. The English won the battle.


What was the resent battle that Harold had fought?

The battle of Stamford Bridge against Harold of Norway.


Who was fighting Harold g at the battle of stamford bridge?

King Harold Godwinson, of England fought and defeated King Harold Hardrada of Norway at the Battle of Stamford Bridge


Where is the Stamford Bridge where the battle was fought in 1066?

The Battle of Stamford Bridge happened in a large village on the river Derwent in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, approximately 9 miles to the east of York. The village is called Stamford Bridge.


Name the first battle in 1066?

The Battle of Stamford Bridge was fought a few days before the Battle of Hastings.


Was the battle of Stamford bridge after Hastings?

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


What date was the battle of stamford bridge?

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


When did Battle of Stamford Bridge happen?

Battle of Stamford Bridge happened on 1066-09-25.


When did the Battle of Stamford Bridge end?

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


How many people died at the battle of Stamford Bridge?

21000 men were killed at the battle of stamford bridge


What came first stamford bridge battle or the battle of hastings?

me it was Stamford bridge


Who was the Norman leader in the battle of stamford bridge?

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.


How many days did the battle of stamford bridge last?

The battle only lasted a day if that. It was fought on 25 September 1066.


What city did the vikings try to conquer but failed?

in 1066 harald hardrada who was a viking fought in the battle of stamford bridge with Harold godwinston....... i don't know where stamford bridge is tho!X>:)>


What was the consequences of the stamford bridge?

at stamford bridge Harold and Harald hardrada fought together then Harold won that fight


In 1066 King Harold of England fought battles at Hastings and at which lesser known location?

Battle of Stamford Bridge


Why was the battle of stamford bridge important?

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


What was the name of the bridge at he Battle of Hastings?

Stamford Bridge


What battle had the English army just come from in the battle of Hastings?

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


Were there any battles before the Battle of Hastings?

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.


What came first battle of Hastings or the battle of Stanford bridge?

Stamford Bridge


BEFORE the Battle of Hastings?

The Battle of Stamford Bridge


How long after the Battle of Hastings did the battle of Stamford bridge take place?

The battle of Stamford bridge took place three weeks before the battle of Hastings.


In the year 1066 King Harold of England fought battles at Hastings and at which lesser known location?

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.