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Did William win the Battle of Hastings by luck or skill?

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2011-09-12 21:42:12
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William won the battle of hastings in 1066by luck and skill.

First of all luck: the reason he was lucky because William had to only face Harold and he had more soldiers than him. William made a wall during war of shields and that's how William also protected himself. William had archers and cavalery to attack Harold's army and managed to trick Harold then started to attack and that is how William was lucky by killing Harold.

Second of all skill: William had skill, in other words he was intelligent because William tricked Harold's army by pretending to run away and then Harold's army chased William's. William then told his army to attack their enemies and that was how Harold was killed and that is how William had the skill and luck by winning the crown and becoming King of England.

AnswerBoth! Mainly the fact he had just come back from the battle of Stampford Bridge. He had lost some of his best trained men and his army were exhausted!
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