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Harald Hardrada

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13th-century portrayal of Harald Hardrada, from The Life of King Edward the Confessor by the English chronicler Matthew Paris

Harald III of Norway (1015 – September 25, 1066) was born Harald Sigurðarson, but known as Harald Hardrada. He became king of Norway, and thought that he was the rightful heir to the throne of England. In 1066 he invaded England, and was killed at the Battle of Stamford Bridge by the army of Harold Godwinson, the last Anglo-Saxon King of England.