The battle of Stanford Bridge

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  • Disasterously before Edward the Confeser died he promised two men the thrown of England because he had no heir. However only one could rule...
  • With no King these 4 men where all fighting for the throne of England. Edgar of Athling was only 14 and to young to rule. Then we have our French and Viking guys, the British did not want them ruling it would be seen as an invasion. So Harold Godwinson became King of England.
  • I am William Duke of Normandy
  • I am Harold Godwinson I should be King!
  • I am Edgar of Athling
  • I'm Harold Hadrada.
  • Harold sent his soldiers to fight off the Vikings. Poor Harolds men had to march 300 miles in the cold!
  • King Harold knew he would be atacked but he thought it would be the French...
  • The sea was too chopy in the English chanel. He had heard that Hadradas men had landed 300 miles away. 
  • Once King Harold's men arived they were faced with Hadradas soldiers , they had their strongest Norwigan soldier guarding a single file bridge. So the Saxons sent a raft under the planked bridge and stabed him from underneath killing him so the Saxons could run through and kill the Norwigan men.
  • There was aproxamitly 1,000 Norwigans under 500 returned... 
  • King Harold the 1st men now had to march another 300 miles back to fight in the battle of Hastings...
  • Your Majesty! Wiliam Duke of Normandy is here!
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