Battle of Stamford Bridge
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Stamford Bridge Battle of

Precursor to the Battle of Hastings. On the 25th September 1066, a battle was fought between Harold II and Norwegian king, Harold Hardrada. Tostig Harold II's brother who was exiled took sides against him. The Battle was fought near York and resulted in total defeat for Hardrada and Tostig, both being killed. The lead up and battle is discussed in more detail elsewhere as it directly relates to the later defeat of the English at Hastings.

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