what does horatio tell the audience about the late king (old hamlet)

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Horatio fills the guards in on how the late King Hamlet fought King Fortinbras of Norway. It seems that the late Fortinbras Senior was slain by the King Hamlet Senior. The deal was that the loser had to give up a bunch of land to the victor. This is why young Fortinbras wants his land back.