The Battle of Hastings occurred on 14 October 1066 during the Norman conquest of England, between the Norman-French army of Duke William II of Normandy and the English army under King Harold II. It took place at Senlac Hill, approximately 7 miles (11 kilometres) northwest of Hastings, close to the present-day town of Battle, East Sussex, and was a decisive Norman victory.
Matilda of England, Holy Roman Empress as consort to German Henry V and heiress to the English throned by willful designation of her father Henry I. Her second marriage was to Geoffrey V Count of Anjou, the first of the Angevin Plantagenet line. She was granddaughter of William the Conqueror, mother of King Henry II of England, and in battle contested her cousin Stephen of Blois for the throne of England. www.eleanorofaquitaine.net