Battle between the combined forces of earl Morcar of Northumbria and Edwin, earl of Mercia against a Danish force led by Harold Hardrada on the 20th September 1066.
Morcar and Edwin were defeated. Hardrada was finally defeated and killed at the battle of Stamford Bridge a few days later by Harold II. This defeat without doubt played a great part in the defeat of Harold II in the Battle of Hastings three weeks later.
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Battle - East Sussex - United Kingdom
Submitted 10th January 1998
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