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The Brutal Battle that Killed King Harold of England

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According to the earliest surviving account of the 1066 Battle of Hastings, the invasion was a vicious affair that lasted over five hours. By the end of it, King Harold was dead - and William the Conqueror stood victorious.

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After a year of political scheming, sibling rivalries, and violent invasions, the fate of England comes down to two warlords: the reigning King Harold and Duke William of Normandy. The battle for the crown will be settled in a single day at the Battle of Hastings. This is the unprecedented account, supported by expert analysis and ancient manuscripts, of the battle that massively transformed Europe and the world.

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