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    The Bayeux Tapestry

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    contributed to Harold Godwinsons loss to the Normans. Did a simple mistake cost hime all of England? Could it have been prevented? Or was it as William thought “divine intervention” (Howarth,167). Godwinsons battle at Stamford Bridge on the 30th of September 1066 was the beginning of the end for Harold. Viking King Hardrada accompanied…

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    and bewilderment, especially towards their king, Harold Godwinson. Harold throughout the battle of Hastings, in Howarths perspective, is preocupied with the knowledge that the Pope has found him not worthy of the crown and he loses all self confidence and practically allows himself to be killed by Willam. He did not rally his troops and he failed to show them what and who they were fighting for. After the battle and the death of the English king, William takes England by force and the people…

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    Normandy. Young William had no one to turn to, especially after his personal tutor was murdered. Clearly, he had a happy childhood. King Henry I of France took pity on him and gently prodded him along, teaching him how to rule and helped him survive the treacherous time period. In 1042, William finally gained control over his dukedom to the dismay of his enemies. William’s biggest accomplishment was conquering England. According to stories, he was promised the throne of England by Edward the…

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    William fought for the throne against Harold Godwinson and won, becoming the first Norman king of England. William proved to be incredibly significant during both reigns as the Duke of Normandy and King of England. William the Conqueror was the son of Robert ‘the Devil,’ Duke of Normandy, and a mistress, thus making him an illegitimate heir to the throne, so when William’s father died, succession was complicated. Since Robert had no other legitimate heir, he had no choice but to choose William…

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    participate in royal charters and gain titles to significant pieces of land in the English kingdom. Notably, King Edward the confessor remained childless throughout his reign despite being married to Edith, a daughter of one of the three earls who remained in England while the kingdom was under Danish rule. As such, by the time of his death in 1066, King Edward has not sired an heir and as such, his vacant throne become contestable and even invited controversy and conflict as well. Indeed, the…

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    (www.biography.com/people/william-the-conqueror-9542227#battle-for-the-throne, 2014: online). This decision meant that William felt betrayed and so he decided to invade England to claim his rightful place as King of England. This invasion resulted in the infamous Battle of Hastings where William’s army, the Norman’s, defeated Harold’s English army which eventuated in the death of Harold with an arrow through his eye (www.historytoday.com/charles-h-gibbs-smith/death-harold-battle-hastings, 1960:…

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    The Legacy Of King Harold

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    King Harold, the true legend himself, was the last king during the Anglo-Saxon period. His legacy would last forever. He was a competitive fighter that never gave up and whose victories were well known. He had an aggressive and arrogant personality, but his motives were never self-centered. In 1066 A.D. “both Tostig and Harald Hardrada invaded England to unseat King Harold, but both attacks failed” (n.p, Norman Conquest of England, The History Guy). This shows how magnificent his strength was…

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    The Bayeux Tapestry tells the story, in pictures, of the events leading up to and including the Battle of Hastings on October 14, 1066. The story is told from the Norman point of view. There is no English so it is very challenging to confirm or dispute some of the information on the tapestry. It is called the Bayeux Tapestry because it has been kept at Bayeux in France ever since it was made. William's half-brother Odo (Bishop of Bayeux) ordered a tapestry to be made in honor of William's…

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    William The Conqueror

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    nickname anymore after all this power. Man, did it feel good. As an adult, I married my lovely wife Matilda of Flanders. Actually, she despised me at first, but things worked out. We had 10 children, one of who succeeded me as duke. Edward the Confessor, the King of England at one time, promised me the throne after he died. Wow! I went from being taunted to eventually becoming a king! Isn’t this special? However, there was one problem. When Edward the Confessor died, I was the next king…

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    Why Did King Edward Die

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    On January the 5th 1066, King Edward "The confessor," of England died. King Edward had ruled England for 19 years and when he died, it was unknown who would be crowned King of England. The battle between three rivals for the throne was known as The Battle Of Hastings. The first person who claimed he should be King was Harold Godswin. He was second-in-command. He was also the brother in law of King Edward. Harold stated that when King Edward was dying he said to him: "Into's Harold's hands I…

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