Edward the Confessor, 1042 to 1066 Edward had no sons and he was always the country's favourite person, so kind and gentle.
Then he died without having a son so that meant there was going to be a fight to be the next king
Because Harold Godwinson was a good friend of Edward, he became king, but not for long...
Harold Hardrada attacked up in Scotland and lost very badly. Then William attacked down Hastings which we now call the Battle of Hastings.
.William pretended to retreat so Harold came down and pounced on william but william had set up a bunch of camps down there so harold was ambushed.. william shot harold in the eye... William was the new king of England..