Who won the Battle of Hastings?


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William the Conqueror's army won at the Battle of Hastings. They defeated King Harold II's army after an all-day battle which, according to legend, resulted in the death of King Harold II when he was shot in the eye with an arrow.

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Who won the Battle of Hastings?
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The Battle of Hastings took place on Oct. 14, 1066. Several weeks before, William, the Duke of Normandy, stated that he was the rightful heir to the English throne. He landed 7,000 troops near Pevensey on Britain's southeast coast on Sept. 28, 1066. King Harold II moved his army to intercept them on Oct 13. The next day, William led his army to battle, destroying the opposing army and allowing him to march to London and receive the city's surrender.

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