Battlefield Britain

Season 1 Episode 2

Battle of Hastings

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Aired Unknown Aug 13, 2004 on BBC
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Battle of Hastings
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Following the death of King Edward the Confessor, Harold seized control of England in 1066. William, who saw himself as the rightful owner of the crown, gathered his army and prepared to invade the south coast. Instead of battling Harold's forces, however, William's army encountered the Vikings, who had landed in Yorkshire. Harold's army took that opportunity to strike, but a surprising turn of events secured Norman rule in Britain, forever changing the ruling class, dynasty, language, and culture.moreless

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