The Battle of Hastings 1066: Summary, Facts & Significance


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On what date did the Battle of Hastings occur?

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1. What monarch ruled England prior to the succession of Harold II?

2. The Battle of Hastings is considered the culmination of what military action?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the exact date of the battle as well as monarchs of the period.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to check your knowledge of:

  • English king that preceded Harold II
  • Norman language that influenced England
  • Historical significance of the battle

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the Battle of Hastings in 1066
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Pope Alexander II
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the religious and political weight of the Battle of Hastings

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson titled The Battle of Hastings 1066: Summary, Facts & Significance. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the initial succession conflicts after the death of Edward the Confessor
  • Recognize William of Normandy's claim to the English throne
  • Understand the significance of the Battle of Hastings
  • Know unique facts about William the Conqueror, the Battle of Hastings, and Harold II