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  • Jan 6th King Harald of England crowned
  • Mar 23rd 18th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
  • Apr 24th Halley's Comet sparks English monk to predict country will be destroyed
  • Sep 20th Battle of Fulford, Yorkshire: Harald III Hardrada of Norway defeats Northern Saxon Earls Edwin and Morcar
  • Sep 25th The Battle of Stamford Bridge; an English army under King Harold Godwinson beat the invading Norwegians led by King Harald Hardrada and Harold's brother Tostig, who were both killed. Three weeks later Harold died fighting the Normans at Hastings.
  • Sep 27th William the Conqueror's troops set sail for England
  • Sep 28th William the Conqueror invades England landing at Pevensey Bay, Sussex
  • Oct 14th Battle of Hastings, Duke William of Normandy and Norman army defeat English forces of Harold II
  • Dec 25th Duke William of Normandy ('William the Conqueror) crowned king of England