Today in World History: January 5th

The death of Edward the Confessor in 1066, the childless king of England, led to a war between England and Norway, and England and Normandy. Harold Godwin succeeded Edward as king, but faced opposition from two other rulers, Harald Hadrada, and William the Bastard. Harold Godwin rushed to eastern England and managed to kill Harald Hadrada in battle, but was killed himself against William the Bastard, who quickly became known as William the Conqueror. Ever since the 25th of September of that year, England has not been successfully invaded.


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