sosial studies 2/2/17 bayeux tapestry
King Edwards died and the same day of his burial Harold godwin was crowned king because he claimed that king Edward told him that he would be his successor because he was his advisor
William claimed to the throne because he said that he was blood related to the king ( distant cousins ) and that the king promised him the throne some years back. he also said that it was Harold Godwinson who carried the message from the king to Willam that he was going to be the next king .
William decided to attack Harold G because he wanted to be king
The first battle was between harold godwinson and Harold hardradas ( a viking who also claimed to be king) but the vikings lost
The last battle was between Willam and Harold G it was called the battle of hastings and William and his army won
Willam was crowned king of England and was given the title William the conquer
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