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How long was Harold godwinson the king of England?

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King Harold reigned for 40 weeks and a day.

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Harold Hadrada did not win the battle of hastings he was killed by Harold Godwinson at Stanford bridge. After a long fight William Duke of Normandy shot Harold Godwinson in the eye which made William thr king of England.


Harold godwinson never became king. William, duke of Normandy won at the battle of Hastings. He had long and short term problems he had to sort out before he became king.


King Harold was not a bad king he just was or a king for very long😰😢


Harold Godwinson (1022-1066) ruled England as Harold II for just 40 weeks in 1066 (January 6 to October 14) before being killed at the Battle of Hastings, which established William I (William the Conqueror) as king in December of that year. Harold's rival for the throne, Edgar the Aetheling, was proclaimed king, but not crowned, in the intervening two months.


Harold godwinson was an English man and a relative of king Edward the conqueror because Edward married his sister and made him king . He wasn't king for very long because he died in the battle of Hastings in 1066 trying to defend his country.


Harold Godwineson has long hair and a mustache he was a bulky man .


William the Conqueror was the first Norman King of England. He was Duke of Normandy before conquering England. He fought a decisive battle known as 'Battle of Hastings' on 14th October, 1066 against Harold Godwinson, the last Anglo-Saxon King. The battle was only one day long and ended in a decisive victory for William's army.


yes, Off course, Harold Godwinson had celebrated him victory on defeating Hardraada although Godwinson got poked with an arrow which killed him by William Duke of Normandy. Unfortunately the date can not be confirmed as it was such a long time ago. Sorry!


King Harold II of EnglandThe son of the powerful Anglo-Saxon Earl Godwin of Wessex, Harold Godwinson (also Godwineson) was a strong political and military leader in his own right. The Godwins were in frequent opposition to the francophile king, Edward the Confessor, whom Harold served as chief minister for more than 12 years. Edward allegedly named William of Normandy as his heir in 1051; however, on his deathbed, the old king evidently chose Harold to succeed him. Godwinson wasted no time in getting the Witenagemot to confirm his kingship and took the throne the day after Edward's death. He was to be the last Anglo-Saxon king of England. Harold's reign was short and turbulent. He prepared for an invasion by William, but was sidetracked by an attack by Harald Hardrada, the King of Norway, who was allied with Harold's brother Tostig. After defeating the invaders at Stamford Bridge, Harold took his army south to meet William and, after a long and fierce battle, died at Hastings along with two of his brothers.Important DatesCrowned: Jan. 6, 1066Died: Oct. 14, 1066




It took him about 7 days to get there and willam one blah blah blah.


That battle was called the Battle of Stamford Station, it occurred on 25 September 1066. The battle lasted for a few hours or atleast less than a day.


Harold Hardrada was the king of Norway. His claim to the throne of England was very complex and rather dubious. Hardrada was the half-brother of King Olaf II of Norway who had been deposed by King Canute of Denmark and England in 1030 when Hardrada was just 15. When Canute died in 1035 his empire was divided between hs sons. England was ruled by Harold "Harefoot" and Denmark by Harthacanute. Norway, however, reverted back to its original dynasty in the guise of Magnus the Good, an illegitimate son of Olaf II. When Harold Harefoot died in 1035, Harthacanute ruled both Denmark and England. After this King Magnus of Norway and King Harthacanute of Denmark and England made a deal which stipulated that whichever king should die first the survivor should rule all three kingdoms (Denmark, Norway and England). Harthacanute died first, and in 1042 and Magnus moved to take over Denmark. However he was frustrated in England because the exiled Anglo-Saxon royal dynasty returned from exile (in Normandy) and Edward the Confessor became king. When Magnus of Norway and Denmark died in 1046 he was succeeded on the Norwegian throne by Harold Hardrada, although Denmark now went its separate way. Nevertheless, the new Norwegian king maintained his predecessors claims to both England and Denmark. When Edward the Confessor died in early 1066 he was succeeded on the English throne by Harold Godwinson, known as King Harold II of England. However his little brother, Tostig Godwinson, was a treacherous malcontent who had been the Earl of Northumbria but had been deposed after ruling his domain so badly the people had revolted against him. His brother refused to help him and without land or power he reckoned he would get a better deal by allying himself with Harold Hardrada of Norway (also known as Harold III of Norway) and helping him seize the throne of England. At the Battle of Stamford Bridge - just outside York - on September 20th 1066, Tostig and Harold Hardrada defeated the men of Northumbria. King Harold II of England was then forced to march north away from the south coast (which he had been guarding in anticipation of a Norman invasion) and met Hardrada and Tostig in battle at Stamford Bridge on 25 September just five days later. Hardrada and Tostig were both slain. However, it was a "pyrrhic victory" because the much weakened English army, forced to return all the way back to Sussex was defeated by Duke William of Normandy not long afterwards on 14 October at the Battle of Hastings.


Yes!!! Harold Godwienson got crowned king during the battle of Hastings! But not for long. Harold Godwienson beat Harald Hadraada in the 1st part but then he unfortunately got killed by William the Conqueror.


He was king of England from 1042-1066!!!


He was King of England for 21 years.


King Harold was tired before the battle of hastings because he had no sleep, and because him and his army had faught for about 9 hours before, and marched a long distance.


Denmark was unified by the danish king "Harold Bluetooth" in around 980


Because the King of England didn't want them to leave.


In England the Viking Age began dramatically on 8 June 793 when Vikings destroyed the abbey on Lindisfarne. The culture had been around for centuries before that though. The end of the Viking Age is traditionally marked in England by the failed invasion attempted by the Norwegian king Harald III who was defeated by Saxon King Harold Godwinson in 1066 at the Battle of Stamford Bridge. In Scandinavia the Viking age is considered to have ended with the establishment of royal authority in the Scandinavian countries and the establishment of Christianity as the dominant religion. The date is usually put somewhere in the early 11th century in all three Scandinavian countries.


There has not been a King Philip of England. King Philip II of Spain was married to Queen Mary I of England from 1554 to 1558, and was her King Consort. He was born on 21st May 1527 and died on 13th September 1598.


There were no Romans in the Battle of Hastings. They had long since faded into history. This decisive battle in 1066 won by the Normans. It was fought between the Norman, William the Conqueror and an Anglo-Saxon army led by Harold Godwinson.


William won the battle of Hastings agaisnt Harold Godwinson because, Williams troops were well trained and rode on horseback. Whilst Harold had weak men as the journey there took a long time. Also leaving Harolds men weak was the fact that Harold got shot in the eye with a arrow leaving his troops defenceless half way through the battle.


Harold Godwinson heard about the news that Harold Hardrada had pillaged and defeated the English at Gate Fulford. He marched North and covered 190 miles in 4 days. This completely caught Hardrada by surprise who alongside most of the Vikings where not fully equipped and drunk through celebrations. In another long bloody battle, Harold Godwinsson won total victory.



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