Harald Hardrada
Edward the Confessor dies
Harald builds a fleet to invade England
1066 Jan 1

Edward the Confessor dies

Solund, Norway
Harald claims the English throne and decides to invade England. In March or April 1066, Harald began assembling his fleet at Solund, in the Sognefjord, a process completed by the start of September 1066; it included his flagship, Ormen, or "Serpent".