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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- 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
Anglo-Saxon, Earl of Wessex
Shipwrecked on the coast of Normandy
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
- 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
-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