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In 1066 the [king] of England died with no children to take the throne. Edward the Confessor had left [England] with three possible kings. Firstly on his death bed, he [promised] the throne to the [Saxon], Harold Godwinson. He was [Edward's wife's] brother. Then there was the Viking, Harald Hardraada. He was a descendant of [Sewyn Forkbeard] and so laid claim to the throne through a distant family link. He was also famous in Europe for being a [strong] warrior. Finally there was Duke [William] of Normandy. He had helped Edward deal with rebellions and had also been promised the throne..
The Norman invasion - 1066 sucessors gap fill (cloze)
Medieval & Early Modern History
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