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Battle of Hastings

Definitions

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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

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Examples

  • The Battle of Hastings was a clash of Anglo-Saxon, Norman, and Scandinavian civilizations.

    Lust for Glory

  • Those readers who grasp irritably after facts will be reassured to learn that Professor Adams's story of the Battle of Hastings is a sketch derived from a fifteen-volume history, not a cartoon derived from a cartoon.

    Royalty and Genius

  • [4] In the same way, Ordericus Vitalis represents William the Conqueror to have said in his last moments, when reviewing his life, that he fought against Harold (meaning what English historians call the Battle of Hastings — a name never given to that battle by the Normans) _in

    Rambles in the Islands of Corsica and Sardinia with Notices of their History, Antiquities, and Present Condition.

  • The show on the Battle of Hastings, when the Normans conquered the English in 1066, considers the dexterity of a battle ax and analyzes tapestries and salt-marsh grasses.

    TV on DVD

  • John Stuart Mill famously deemed Marathon more important "even as an event in English [not" British, "as Mr. Billows has it] history" than the Battle of Hastings (1066 and all that).

    A Battle of Long-Running Interest

  • You know, the folks who swear they haven't' watched TV or seen a movie in years, sew their own deliberately ugly dresses, and who grow heirloom tomatoes and for fun reenact the Battle of Hastings in the back yard with their perfectly perfect kids.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • You know, the folks who swear they haven't' watched TV or seen a movie in years, sew their own deliberately ugly dresses, and who grow heirloom tomatoes and for fun reenact the Battle of Hastings in the back yard with their perfectly perfect kids.

    i noticed an odd thing this week

  • As every schoolboy used to know, this was the year of the Battle of Hastings.

    1066 votes, and all that

  • Brown could now be coming straight out of his Battle of Hastings and straight into the bloodiest scenes out of Braveheart.

    1066 votes, and all that

  • As every schoolboy used to know, this was the year of the Battle of Hastings.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

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