hastings, battle of

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Hastings, Battle of [(hay-stingz)]

A battle in southeastern England in 1066. Invaders from the French province of Normandy, led by William the Conqueror, defeated English forces under King Harold. William declared himself king, thus bringing about the Norman Conquest of England.

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