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1066.

Eight months after Harold Godwineson's succession in January 1066, Harold Hardrada, king of Norway, launched a major attack, in conjunction with Tostig, Harold's brother. They sailed up the Ouse to Riccall, south of York. On 20 September, Edwin and Morcar, Harold's brothers‐in‐law and earls of Mercia and Northumbria, gave battle at Fulford, but were heavily defeated.

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