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1066 Historical Event(s)
- January 5, 1066 – Edward the Confessor dies childless, sparking a succession crisis that will eventually lead to the Norman conquest of England.
- January 6, 1066 – Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England.
- September 25, 1066 – The Battle of Stamford Bridge marks the end of the Viking invasions of England.
- September 27, 1066 – William the Conqueror and his army set sail from the mouth of the Somme River, beginning the Norman Conquest of England.
- September 28, 1066 – William the Bastard (as he was known at the time) invades England beginning the Norman Conquest.
- October 14, 1066 – Norman Conquest: Battle of Hastings – In England on Senlac Hill, seven miles from Hastings, the Norman forces of William the Conqueror defeat the English army and kill King Harold II of England.
- December 25, 1066 – William the Conqueror is crowned king of England, at Westminster Abbey, London.
- December 30, 1066 – Granada massacre: A Muslim mob storms the royal palace in Granada, crucifies Jewish vizier Joseph ibn Naghrela and massacres most of the Jewish population of the city.