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    was known for his berserk fighting style known to many lords of England and often resulted in the surrender of small English towns placing a foothold for Hardrada's and his forces to stake his claim to the English throne , over his adversary Harold Godwinson and William , The Duke of Normandy. That due to his family relation to the former King Cnut , thus him being assured a seat on the throne. The most relevant source for this discussion would be 1066: The year of the conquest by David Howarth

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    to fully grasp all of his power. Harold Godwinson on the other hand had grown up under the wing of his father Godfrey Godwinson; an ambitious and ruthless man conquering the political ladder which lead to his success ultimately allowing him to surpass the King himself to become the most powerful and influential man in England. Harold understood the goings on of the English and had support from prominent earls and nobles

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    William the Conqueror

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    prohibition. In 1066 when his claim to the English throne was threatened by Harold Godwinson. Due to the fact that Harold Godwinson overlooked the dead king's wishes. Edward the Confessor, sworn his loyalty to William of Normandy when he died not to Harold. Harold Godwinson promptly had himself proclaimed king. It was only a matter of months before William, Duke of the large and powerful duchy of Normandy in France, paid Harold a visit to bring to his remembrance his own claim to the throne. William

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    The battle over the English throne

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    land with woodland beyond (Learning). Led by King Harold of England and William, Duke of Normandy, the battle lasted one whole day (History). The cause of the battle was dispute over the throne after King Edward the Confessor, died and Harold Godwinson, close friend of the King’s was named ruler of England (WebChron). William, duke of Normandy, was a cousin of King Edward the Confessor (WebChron). After William heard of the King’s death and Harold being named King of England, William planned an attack

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    William The Conqueror and His Great Rule

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    in.” William the Conqueror is best remembered for the fact that he ruled over England and Normandy for many years and had won several battles against several armies. He also is known for the fact that he won the Battle of Hastings against Harold Godwinson after William’s uncle handed the throne to him. William’s career as a leader actually began at an early age. (Bio.com) William was born in Falaise, France in 1027. William was from Viking origin, and first became duke at age 8. Williams father

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    Joan of Arc She was a peasant girl living in medieval France born in 1412 who by the age of 13 had begun to hear voices which she believed had been sent by God to give her a mission of overwhelming importance. She was being told to save France by expelling its enemies, and to install Charles as its rightful King. Joan convinced the prince at the time to allow her to lead a French army to the besieged city of Orleans, where they achieved a momentous victory over the English. After that Joan of

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    The One-Day Battle of Hastings

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    Hastings). He was the last Anglo-Saxon King in England ("Battle of Hastings). King Harold I is defeated by the Norman forces of the conqueror William at Hastings, it was fought on Senlac hill, seven miles away from Hastings, England ("Battle of Hastings). William won the battle because Harold’s army was tired, William’s army had time to rest ("Battle of Hastings). That is why William won the battle by defeating Harold ("Battle of Hastings). Works Cited "Battle of Hastings." History.com. A&E Television

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    Why William Won the Battle of Hastings The Battle of Hastings in 1066 saw Harold the king of England defeated by William, Duke of Normandy. It was a great victory for William, he became King of England and was called 'William the Conqueror.' There were many reasons for William's victory such as religious support, a well-prepared army, weather, more effective weapons and most importantly superior tactics. Another important factor, which occurs in most battles in history, is that of luck.

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    Rage to be King: William King of England

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    Raging to be king, William would do whatever it took to be the King of England. William would go into war and kill other men to have the superior power. William’s army killed Harold, William’s enemy, so that he would be king. After Harold was dead, this left the throne wide open for William. By the end of his life, William had conquered the thing he wanted most, to be king. In 1035, William became heir due to the death of his father. William was born in around the year of 1028 in Falaise, Normandy

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    William of Normandy defeated King Harold at the Battle of Hastings. His win could be summed up by the fact that William was a better leader. Other factors that contributed to William’s victory include: William was better prepared, the English army was severely weakened as Harold had just fought off an invasion in the North of England, and Harold made a fatal mistake of prematurely entering the Battle of Hastings. William was a better leader because although Harold had the upper hand in the battle

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