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  • Edward's death and Harold's crowning
  • im dead:(
  • i just got crowned yay!!!!!!!!!!
  • William's claim to the throne
  • I HAVE CLAIMED THE THRONE!!!!
  • William's decision to attak England
  • i have dicided to attak England
  • King Edward the confessor ruled over the Anglo-Saxon people of england for 23 years. He died on Jan. 5th,1066. The leading contender to the throne was Harnold Godwinson, the second most powerful man in england and an advisor to king edward.Harold's powerful position and relationship to edward made him the logical successor to the throne
  • English battle Vikings
  • Surprise!!!!!!
  • Across the english channel in france, William, duke of normandy, aso laid claim to the throne. William justified his claim through his blood relation with king edward( they were distant cousin)
  • Battle of hastings
  • From williamsn perspective, by becomeing king, Harold had sinned against edward and god. he immediatley prepared to invaed england and distroy harold
  • william crowned king of england
  • i am now the king of england
  • Harvard of Norway struck first. In mid september,Hardrada's invasion force landed on the Northern English coast and marched to hastings. king harold hurried north with his army. he suprised Hardrada's army with his speed and a ferce battle followed. Finally the viking line broke and the real slaughter began.Hardrada fell and then the kings brother,Tostig died shortly after him
  • on September 27, William of Normandy's fleet set sail. harold panted his men atop a hill. harold's army responded by rising there sheilds and makeing a sheild wall.The english fought defensively while the Norman's reapetedly charged their sheaild wall.
  • Legand said that as his men were killed, King harold was struck in the eye with an arrow and died along side his brother and his Saxon autocracy. Williams victory was complete. on Christmas day 1066, william was crowned king or england.
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