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Bayeux Tapestry. William the Conqueror. - born 1028 - Ambitious and Energetic Duke if Normandy, inherited the title from Father Was not liked because he was the illegitimate son of Robert the I Rebellion throughout Normandy First cousin of Edward the Confessor . Normandy.

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William the conqueror
William the Conqueror

- born 1028

- Ambitious and Energetic

Duke if Normandy, inherited the title from Father

Was not liked because he was the illegitimate son of Robert the I

Rebellion throughout Normandy

First cousin of Edward the Confessor



Harold godwinson
Harold Godwinson

Anglo-Saxon, Earl of Wessex

Shipwrecked on the coast of Normandy

Taken prisoner

life was spared by William

Friendship established= OATH OF LOYALTY

Fought battles together, Harold was a great military man

Went back to England and accept the throne from Edward the Confessor.

Broke the oath of loyalty to William, as William claimed he was to take the throne



Pre battle
Pre Battle

- William built ships to carry horses, knights armour, food, servants and men across the English Channel to dock at Hastings

Harold was busy up north in York battling a Viking invasion led by the King of Norway- Harold Hardrada.

Williams large feast


Battle of hastings
Battle of Hastings

-Harold’s military defeated Harold Hardrada.

Rushed down to Hastings to fights Williams military

Tired and in need of resources the battle lasted all day with William’s men ending in victory

King Harold dies in battle.

William is Crowned king of England on December 25th in London.

established a new social hierarchy with the monarch as the true leader, nobility, and serfs/freeholders

Established the feudal system


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