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According to Florence of Worcester (1130) At what time did Harold start fighting?

9 o'clock in the morning.

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According to Florence of Worcester (1130) How well did Harold defend himself?

He defended himself with such courage that the Normans thought that they would never beat him.

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According to Florence of Worcester at what time of day was Harold wounded?

When it started to get dark.

3

According to Matthew of Westminster (1320) What injuries did Harold receive before he died?

An arrow in the head and a Norman cut off his legs.

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According to Matthew of Westminster (1320) What happened to the Norman that cut of Harold's legs?

William had him beaten and expelled from the army.

5

Accoding to Matthew of Westminster (1320) To whom did William send king Harold's body?

William sent Harold's body to Harold's mother but did not take the ransom that she offered.

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According to Matthew of Westminster (1320) Where did Harold's mother buried Harold?

At the church in Waltham which Harold had built himself.

7

What did the monk Gerald of Wales (1188) think had happened to Harold?

He was wounded in many places and lost the left eye and beaten but he escaped and that he led the life of an anchorite until he died.

8

William of Poitiers (1071) suggested what about the burial of Harold?

Harold's body was given to William Malet.
willliam Malet refused to give Harold's body to his mother because he felt Harold had been so greedy and many men had died because of him so he didn't deserve a king's burial.

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Where did William of Poitiers (1071) jokingly say that Harold should be buried ?

By the sea shore because he had tried so hard to guard the coast.