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Date Event
Jan 6
King Harald of England crowned 
Mar 23
18th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet 
Apr 24
Halley's Comet sparks English monk to predict country will be destroyed 
Sep 20
Battle of Fulford, Yorkshire: Harald III Hardrada of Norway defeats Northern Saxon Earls Edwin and Morcar 
Sep 25
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 27
William the Conqueror's troops set sail for England 
Sep 28
William the Conqueror invades England landing at Pevensey Bay, Sussex 
Oct 14
Battle of Hastings, Duke William of Normandy and Norman army defeat English forces of Harold II 
Dec 25
Duke William of Normandy ('William the Conqueror) crowned king of England 
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