Why did William win the battle of Hastings?
In this essay I am writing about why William Duke of Normandy won the battle of Hastings. At the time of Edward the confessor there were three claimants to the English throne. One of the claimants was Harold’s. He believed he should be on the throne because he was Edward the confessor’s brother; he was born in England and was the most powerful English earl. The next claimant was William duke of Normandy. William believed he should be king because Edward the confessor promised him the throne for his support and Harold swore an oath on holy relics that he would be king. The last claimant to the throne was Harald Hardraada; Harold believed he should be king because there had been Viking kings that ruled England in the past. In this paragraph I am writing about the reasons for the battle and the background. The reasons for the battle were that they all wanted the throne they all wanted power. Harold was known a usurper because of what he did. He secured the support of the Witenagemot, the Anglo-Saxon assembly of nobles, for his accession. William Duke of Normandy planned to invade England and take the crown. The Norman army was not powerful enough, so nobles as far as Southern Italy were called to convene at Caen, in Normandy. There, William promised land and titles to his followers and claimed that the voyage was secured by the Pope. This shows harold Godwinson crowning himself king and people looking in shock. This is an extract of the Bayeux tapestry.
This image shows the normans making there weapons
This extract shows the normans getting ready for battle with there weapons
William got lucky because Harold has waiting in London for battle but William got delayed by the wind because it was blowing the wrong way and when William got to England Harold was in the north defending the other part of England and that was the battle of Stamford bridge when Harold...
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