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.

Exact synonyms: Hastings
Generic synonyms: Pitched Battle
Group relationships: Norman Conquest
Geographical relationships: England



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Battle Of Hastings

battle it out
battle line
battle neurosis
battle of Atlanta
battle of Austerlitz
battle of Boyne
battle of Brunanburh
battle of Bunker Hill
battle of Caporetto
battle of Chattanooga
battle of Chickamauga
battle of Cowpens
battle of Crecy
battle of Cunaxa
battle of Cynoscephalae
battle of Hastings (current term)
battle of Hohenlinden
battle of Ipsus
battle of Issus
battle of Ivry
battle of Jutland
battle of Langside
battle of Leuctra
battle of Lule Burgas
battle of Lutzen
battle of Marathon
battle of Marston Moor
battle of Minden
battle of Navarino
battle of Omdurman

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 ..."

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