Question: Which three people claimed the throne of England in 1066?

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There were FOUR claimants to the English throne in 1066:

William of Normandy
Harold Hardrada
Edgar Etheling
Harold of Wessex

-- Background --

Edward (the Confessor), the last (meaningful) Saxon king of England, dies in 1066 leaving a power vacuum.

-- Basis of claim --

William of Normandy: Duke of Normandy; first cousin, once removed, of Edward (son of a first cousin of Edward); claimed Edward had promised him the throne; claimed Harold of Wessex supported him.

Harold Hardrada: King of Norway; a former king of England named Canute had left some property to Hardrada; in this way, Hardrada claimed the right to inherit England now that Edward was gone.

Edgar Etheling: great nephew of Edward and closest eligible relation.

Harold of Wessex: extremely rich and powerful man; popular choice amongst the elite of England; claimed Edward had promised him the throne.
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