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Episode at the coronation of William I, Westminster Abbey, London, Christmas Day,1066. King Edward of England, called "The Confessor" because of his construction of Westminster Abbey, died on January 5, 1066, after a reign of 23 years. Leaving no heirs, Edward's passing ignited a three-way rivalry for the crown that culminated in the Battle of Hastings and the destruction of the Anglo-Saxon rule of England.
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