The Battle of Hastings Part 2
By letcherh, Updated
Year 8 Assignment
On October 13, Harold arrived near Hastings with his army of 7,000. On October 14, he led his forces to battle.
At first, Harold's shield wall meant that the vikings couldn't get through, but when the vikings pretended to retreat, Harold's soldiers ran after them, breaking their own shield wall. This tactic had been used by previous vikings in their battles.
When the vikings turned back, Harold's army was left defenceless.It was a decisive victory for the vikings. Harold's army was outnumbered and outsmarted, like many previous viking enemies.
William became the new king of England, and Harold died from an arrow to the eye.
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