5th Jan 1066- The King passed away with his Sister and her husband, Harrold by his side. His dying wish was to give Harold Godwinston, his brother in law the crown. The only problem was that made four promises.
There were three main contenders to the throne: Harold Hadrada Willliam of Normady Harold Godwinston
All contenders had been previously promised the throne by Edward. They all tried to convince the people they were the right fit!
Finally Harold Godwinston took it upon himself as the only contender in England at the time to crown himself king.