Who became King of England after Edward the confessor died?
Before the old King died what relationship was Harold in with him?
He was his advisor.
Which two of the four men who could be King couldn’t speak English?
William Of Normandy and Harald Hardrada.
Who of the four men who wanted to be King was the youngest and had the most little chance of becoming King?
Edgar The Atheling.
In what relationship was William with Edward the Confessor?
He was a distant blood cousin.
What is the first of the seven stages before the Battle of Hastings.
Harold waits for Williams army to arrive in the South of England all summer.
What is the second of the seven stages before the Battle of Hastings?
Harald Hardrada and Tostig (Harold Godwinson’s brother) invade.
What is the third of the seven stages before the Battle of Hastings?
Harald and Tostig beat the Earl of Moracin in the Battle of Fulford.
What is the fourth of the seven stages before the Battle of Hastings?
Harold here’s about Harald and Tostig and marches up 300 km North in 5 days.
What is the fifth of seven stages before the Battle of Hastings?
Harold fights Tostig and Harald and kills them both in the Battle of Stamford Bridge.
What is the sixth of seven stages before the Battle of Hastings?
William lands in Pevensy from Normandy.
What is the seventh of seven stages before the Battle of Hastings?
Harold finds about William and marches straight back down to fight him.
What did the Normans do before the big battle?
They prayed to win and prepared.
What did the Saxons do before the big battle?
They stayed up all night drinking and partying.
Who had the high ground?
Harold and his army.
What were the three types of Norman soldiers?
Infantry, Horsebacks and Archers.
What soldiers did the Saxons use?
What time did the Battle begin?
Why did William fake running away?
So the Saxon’s shield wall would break and he could attack more easily.
How did Harold die?
He got shot in the eye by a Norman arrow.
What are Housecarls?
They are fully trained strong, professional warriors armed with a shield and a battle-axe. They could join together with their shields to form a shield wall.
What is a Fyrd?
The Fyrd were not full time fighters however they were called up when the King needed them. They weren’t peasants but trained men chosen because they could help in the war.