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1

When was the battle of Stamford Bridge

25th September 1066

2

Who was the battle of Stamford Bridge between

Harold Godwinson and Harold Hadrada

3

Describe the battle of Stamford Bridge

-Hadrada sailed to the north of England with army and Tostig
-They claimed York and declared Hadrada king of England
-Godwinson heard, marched to York
-Hadrada wasn’t expecting them so soon wasn’t prepared
-Godwinson tried to persuade Tostig to join him
-Saxons broke through Viking front line, Hadrada and Tostig died

4

How many soldiers did Hadrada have

8,000

5

How long did Godwinson march for

4 days

6

Hadrada wasn’t expecting Godwinson so soon so....

Their armour and weapons was all on their ships

7

What did Godwinson promise Tostig if he joined him

Earl of Northumbria

8

How many Viking ships returned to Norway

24/300

9

Who is Viking

Hadrada

10

Who is Saxon

Godwinson

11

Who’s brother was Tostig

Godwinson

12

Why was Godwinson hesitant about going to York

He wanted to stay South and prepare for William