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    October 14th of the year 1066 two armies faced each other near the town of Hastings. 10,000 Norman troops under the command of William of Normandy faced 8,000 Anglo-Saxon soldiers led by Harold the current king of England. Geoffrey Parker, Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare (Cambridge: 1995), pp. 82-3. Harold's 8,000 men consisted of Housecarls, the local Fyrd, and local village volunteers. David Howarth, 1066: The Year of the Conquest (New York: 1977),pp.170-1 The two armies clashed on that

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    Yr 8 History Topic: William the Conqueror, the Battle of Hastings. Name: Aidan Halin Teacher: Mr Potgieter Due Date: 4 November 2014 Contents Table Page 1. List of illustrations 3 2. Introduction 4 3. William the Conqueror 5 4. The Battle of Hastings 5 5. The impact of the Battle of Hastings on Medieval Europe 7 1. List of Illustrations Figure 1 Bayeux Tapestry illustration of William the Conqueror 3 Figure 2

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    The Battle Of Hastings

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    Why did William, Duke of Normandy, Win the Battle of Hastings? In 1066 AD the King of England died without an heir. Three lords of different countries then tried to secure the English throne for themselves. The first to do so was Harold Godwineson. Harold was geographically the closest and therefore first to take the throne. Harald Hardrada king of Norway then invaded England with the intent of claiming the throne, but was repelled by Harold Godwineson's Anglo-Saxon soldiors. Next William, Duke

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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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    The One-Day Battle of Hastings

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    The one-day battle was a battle that changed the cores of history (Bio.com). Even though The Battle of Hastings was a one-day battle there was still a lot that went on (Bio.com). Throughout the entire one-day battle there was a lot of casualties and upsets (Bio.com). To start off you will be learning about William the conqueror’s background (Bio.com). William was eight years of age when he became the heir to the thrown (Bio.com). William was the son of Robert I, duke of Normandy, his mistress Herleva

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    One of my main focuses has to do with how the formation of the armies of Harold and William shaped the outcome of the Battle at Hastings. While this is not my main point, I will say that it is a major contributing factor. Think for a moment: how could two, almost evenly matched armies meet on the field of battle and yet have such a defined victor? What did William the Conqueror have that King Harold did not. To do this, we must first look at each army in detail. For starters, we shall look at Duke

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    Lord Hastings: A Justification to Omit Regret We, the audience, lend our ears and nod our heads at the exactness of Lord Hastings's uttering: I think there's never a man in Christendom, Can lesser hide his love or hate than he, For by his face shall you know his heart. (3.4.51-53). Ironically, we do not assent to his words because they are exactly in the right, but because they are exactly in the wrong. By Act III, Richard III exhibits a pallet of personalities including the devoted brother, the

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    The Battle of Hastings On August 1066, William, Duke of Normandy assembled 4000 knights and 7000 foot soldiers at the mouth of the Dives River, on the coast of Normandy. However they were unable to embark because of the unfavourable winds. Harold Godwinson who was the King of England feared an attack in the Hastings-Pevensey area, but by the 8th of September King Harold though the wind would ruin any attack by sea, so he sent away his English fleet and his army of men. On the 27th of September the

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    No POV The Battle of Hastings saw the clash of two military systems. The Saxon army, centred on the King’s personal bodyguard of “housecarles", comprised the universal levy, the “Fyrd", led by the local leaders of each shire with their households. The Third stood behind and were paid during the way when other housecarls were slained. Saxon POV It has been so long, since we have contacted each other. Ever since I was forced to be joined into King Harold’s army, I have not had one day which was

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    2. Introduction The focus of this report will be The Battle of Hastings and William the Conqueror who lead the Normans into the Battle of Hastings. It will become clear to see that the Battle of Hastings was ‘The battle that changed history’ (Simon Newman, 2013: Online). 3. William the Conqueror William the Conqueror (figure 1) was born in Falaise, Normandy, France in 1028. His parents were Robert I, Duke of Normandy and Arlette, Daughter of Fullbert. When William was eight, His father Robert I

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    Battle of Hastings - Why Did William Win? On the 14th of October 1066, Duke 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

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    William the Conquerer

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    position as far as his physical well being was concerned, for several of his relatives felt that they should be duke rather than young William. He persevered, however, and became one of the most influential leaders of Medieval times with his Battle of Hastings and his glorious ascension to the English throne on Christmas Day, 1066. His twenty-one years as king, however, were not without toil. Several rebellions and uprisings threatened his control and leadership throughout his reign. Revered by some

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    achieves his conquest.  But is seduction really the prevailing theme throughout Richard III?  I propose that we be careful when we say that Richard is a great seducer, for is it seduction or rape when one's consent is not given?  For instance, Lord Hastings, the Duke of Clarence, the young princes, Queen Margaret, and other seeming "seducees," were they seduced or forced? Most interesting to me, would be the Duke of Buckingham.  I really can't determine which side of the issue he falls on.  I would

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    Aeneid

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    mathematics, physical training, and military science. Studying rhetoric, philosophy, and mathematics made Greeks more useful citizens. The Greeks two main beliefs were: know thyself, and nothing in excess. Greeks strove for arete`. According to Hastings "arete` is excellence". Roman heroes were considered great because of their achievements on the battle field. Even though the Roman and Greek minds are greatly different they have a few similarities. Both the Romans and Greeks had 1polis. They did

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    involved characters to be very typical, for example, the heroine was shy and romantic, the hero was brave and bold, and romance and love was above everything else. In She Stoops to Conquer Miss Neville and Hastings are in love, and they planned to elope to France, yet their plans are foiled. While Hastings wants them to get married anyway, Miss Neville is sensible and does the exact opposite of a sentimental comedy heroine, and puts money and her father’s wishes first, by saying: “MISS NEVILLE: In a

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    The Truth of Ivanhoe

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    Normans and the Saxons in 1066 well before this time. In 1066 at the Battle of Hastings, the Normans, led by William I, defeated the Saxons and took over control of England. Before this the Saxons had ruled England for 600 years. During the battle both sides fought strongly. It was a bloody war and many people died. The Saxons had fought and had won 21 wars to preserve their reign of England before their loss at Hastings. The Normans were from the English hated-France, so they didn’t have much of

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    "alternative" history, or, in the title of a recent collection of serious counterfactual essays edited by Niall Ferguson, "virtual history", it takes as its starting point some historical event, assumes that it turned out differently — Harold wins at Hastings or Napoleon at Waterloo — and develops a possible course of events from then on. All of this has great potential for some intriguing speculation, particularly so in the case of events within living memory, as shown by Harris's bestseller. However

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    john dryden

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    so that he could attend Westminster School at a very young age (DISCovering Authors 1). His Professor, Richard Busby, provided him with an education (DISCovering Authors 1). It was here that he published his first poem, Upon the Death of the Lord Hastings (DISCovering Authors 1). This poem had special meaning for him because it was about one of his good friends who died of small pox. At the age of 19, he was elected to attend Trinity College in Cambridge. Dryden graduated in 1654 while earning a Bachelor

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    The Helmsley Castle

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    arrived in England. He fought in the battle of Hastings, against the then king Harold. However when William I defeated Harold, he decided he should be king. When the Saxons found out about William the Conqueror being King of England the Saxon population rebelled. The Saxons didn’t like the thought of having a foreign King, as they wouldn’t understand the English way of life. Norman’s weren’t in a very strong position after the battle of Hastings. They didn’t take over London as soon after they

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    1060, there was no more rebellion among the Duchy in Normandy. William was now going to turn his full attention to the invasion of England and prepared a mass invasion fleet of hundreds of ships. In1066, the Battle of Hastings, Harold was brutally killed in battle. The Battle of Hastings was a decisive win for William and his forces. By this time, Normandy had gained so much power and prestige that they were nearly independent from France. The war for England was won by William the Conqueror and he

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