The Battle Of Hastings

William the Conqueror VS Harold Godwinson


Edward the confessor died

On the 5th of January 1066 Edward the confessor died of sickness and had no sons or daughters to take the throne so there was a dispute between 4 people who each believed that they should be king of England. These people were Harold Godwinson, Harald Hardraada, Edgar Aetheling, and William of Normandy.

Harold Godwinson was crowned king

On the 6th of January 1066, Harold Godwinson was crowned, the day after Edward the confessor had died. Harold was crowned because all the important people from England voted for Harold because he was from England and was already important i England.

The battle of Stamford Bridge

Harald Hardraada landed in the north of England and Harold Godwinsons army started marching from the south of England to meet him. When Harold Godwinson and his army got to where Harald Hardraada was staying and they fought, Harold Godwinson defeated Harald Hardraada. This battle is known as the battle of Stamford Bridge, it took place on the 25th of september 1066.


The battle of Hastings

On the 14th of October, 1066. William the conqueror landed in the south and Harold Godwinson marched down to meet him. The two battled and in the end William was victorious and became King of England. This battle is known as the battle of Hastings.

William the conqueror is crowned

On christmas day 1066 William the conqueror was crowned king of England and William still has relatives in the throne today.

By Lachlan Jordan

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