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The claims to the throne

 Edward died without making it clear who should become the next king.

This caused the trouble in 1066.

Many people claimed the throne.  Using the information here, you can research about each claimant Definition .


Who should have been made king?

This interactivity makes use of Macromedia Flash.

Watch the presentation below - click on each claimant to find out more.

Duke William of Normandy

Harold Godwinson

Harald Hardrada

Other claimants

Replay "Who should be King" movie

You can make your own notes or create your own interactive diagram if you wish.

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Last updated Wednesday, 02 July 2003