history battle of hastings
Updated: 1/30/2020
history battle of hastings
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  • Edward the confessor died without an heir in 1066. 3 men wanted to have the throne; Hardrada, William and Godwinson. The witan decided to give the crown to Godwinson, but William and Hadrada were not happy
  • Since Hardrada believed that the crown was meant to be his, he invaded nothern England with a fleet of 300 ships.
  • However, Godwinson killed Hardrada in the battle of Stamford Bridge
  • On the other hand, WIlliam claimed that he should have the throne
  • Edward promised to crown me as the king! Besides, I'm related to Queen Emma! Godwinson also pledged to support me once i get the throne!
  • William was declared as the Kind of England on Chirstmas day, 1066.
  • Godwinson was mortally wounded by an arrow that shot him in the eye
  • William's army were nto equipped with powerful weapons, the french easily defeated them.
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