Saturday, April 21, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 11th secular

Harold, 1066
- Harold expected to have the power, but in 1064 had been captured by William of Normandy and “forced” to take an oath that he would help William get the English throne
- elected king after Edward died - had to hurry north to defeat his brother Tostig and the Norwegian king who were invading the north, then had to hurry south when William of Normandy invaded the south - seemed to be on the point of winning his battle (Hastings, 1066) when hit in the eye by an arrow and killed

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