What happens if King Harold Hardrada of Norway defeated Harold Godwinson on September 25th, 1066 in the battle of Stamford Bridge?
If Harold managed to push William out, wouldn't he just be facilitating things for Edgar Atheling a year or two later?
Maybe; but there is no way to be sure that Harald would have a more difficult tie dealing with Edgar than William did. For one thing, if he is going to beat William, Harald is going to have to secure London before his for. Faced with the possibility of. Norman king over a Nordic King, the English lords will likely choose the later, depriving Edgar of his initial support he enjoyed in OTL. Even if Edgar is able to flee England gain the support of Scotland like in OTL, Harald should be able to deal with him.
A return of Edgar is possible, but no more likely than in OTL, I would think.
Its a bit lke the question - if Napoleon was well at the battle of Waterloo would he have won?Harold Hardrada would probably be beaten probably badly by William the Conqueror later on.
Its a bit lke the question - if Napoleon was well at the battle of Waterloo would he have won?
If Hardrada had his armour at Stamford Bridge, and the Berserka had support ?
What combined force would have visited William the Bastards lands the following year? (for he would not have England). The question is what would he have held?
No, he certainly had his own agenda. He simply used Tostig as a convenient excuse. Had Hardrada won, I have no doubt that Tostig would have ended up a minor court flunkie, if not drowned in the nearest pond.