Definition of Battle of Hastings
1. Noun. The decisive battle in which William the Conqueror (duke of Normandy) defeated the Saxons under Harold II (1066) and thus left England open for the Norman Conquest.
Generic synonyms: Pitched Battle
Group relationships: Norman Conquest
Geographical relationships: England
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Literary usage of Battle of Hastings
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1. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"THE battle of Hastings From ' History of the English People ' ON THE fourteenth of October, William led his men at dawn along the higher ground that leads ..."
2. Decisive Battles of the World by Sir Edward Shepherd Creasy, John Gilmer Speed (1899)
"THE battle of Hastings, AD 1066. " Eis vos la Bataille assemblee, Dune encore est grant renomee." —Roman dc Rou, l. 3183. ..."
3. The Poetical Works of Thomas Chatterton: With Notices of His Life, History by Thomas Chatterton (1842)
"... a more commodious subject for a poem than the ' battle of Hastings,' exclusive of its susceptibility of poetical ornament, and of its coincidence with ..."
4. The History of Modern Europe: With an Account of the Decline and Fall of the by William Russell (1802)
"... FROM THE battle of Hastings, TO THF DEATH OF HENRY I. YOU have already, my dear Philip, seen William, duke of Normandy, victorious at Hastings. ..."
5. The History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Cæsar, to the Revolution by David Hume (1810)
"Consequences of the battle of Hastings—Submission of the ... J^~, gence of the unfortunate battle of Hastings, the death of 1066 their king, the slaughter ..."
6. A Source Book of Mediæval History: Documents Illustrative of European Life by Frederic Austin Ogg (1908)
"The battle of Hastings: the English and the Normans THE Northmen, under the leadership of the renowned Rollo, got their first permanent foothold in that ..."