Flashcards in The Battle Of Hastings Deck (15):
What did Harold do when he became king?
To stop unfair laws and make good new ones.
Who did Harold think would attack first?
He thought that William would attack first.
Where did Harold place his army to get ready to attack William?
He placed his army in London.
What news came to Harold in September 1066?
news came that Tostig and the king of Norway had landed in Yorkshire.
What battle was fought between Harold, Tostig and the King of Norway?
The battle of Stamford Bridge (25 Sept 1066)
Who was killed at the battle of Stamford?
Both Tostig and the king of Norway were killed.
How much of the Viking fleet was used to take all the survivors home?
Where did William land?
on what date did Harold arrive near Hastings?
13 October 1066
where was the battle of Hastings actually fought?
on which hill did Harold's army gather?
What did Duke William do when his men started to retreat?
Ran after them and pulled off his helmet shouting "Look at me! I am still alive!" Then he led them into battle.
There were a lot more English than there were Normans. What tactic did the Normans use to kill a lot of English?
The Norman withdrew and when a group of English ran after them the Normans turned around, surrounded the English to cut off their escape and then killed them all.
They did this twice.
Which 2 weapons did the Normans have that the English didn't have?
Heavily armed cavalry