Harold had the shield wall
Harold used a shield wall, and William tricked him by "leaving" and when Harold's men followed, William's men came back and killed them.
Harold of wessex's army were un organized howeveer Williams army used the shield wall which helped them win the battle
because when he retreated his army harolds shield wall dispanded and his army demolished them
Harold Godwinson lost the Battle of Hastings because they did not keep there shield wall. The Norman's used a tactic that faked a retreat and the Saxons ran after them. Then the Norman's turned around and thrashed them.
They were on a hill and the Normans could not break there shield wall.
It was the English King, Harold Godwinson, who was killed at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Harald Hadrada was the Viking leader who was killed at the Battle of Stamford Bridge days earlier.The Saxons made the mistake of breaking their shield wall when they thought that the Normans were retreating. The mounted Normans turned round and slaughtered the Saxon warriors caught out in the open. Up until the shield wall broke, the battle could have gone either way.
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One shield design used by infantry at the Battle of Hastings were round wood ones that might have some metal to reinforce them. Horsemen had kite shaped metal shields. During battle they would create shield walls by having men lock their shields together in the front.
King Harold Of England had some advantages. He was king so his men where more out to fight for him. He also had what was called a shield wall. And last he thought God was on his side. Now I do think that
Harold was a foot soldier so he couldn't control his soldiers.Please note all English soldiers were on foot,horses were used to get to the battle but not used in the actual.His men ran after the enemy when they faked retreat and broke the shield wall-which was until then protecting them very very well
To defend a hilltop position and ensure the shield wall defence was not broken by the more mobile army of the Normans. To wear down the attackers in their attempts to reach the higher ground.
The English lost so disastrously at the Battle of Hastings due to the fall of their shield wall leaving them defenseless against the attacks of the Normans.
yes because they were the only oneswho could get through the saxon shield wall.
He ordered his troops to form a shield wall on the top of a hill. However, his over-enthusiastic men broke ranks and charged down the hill towards the Normans. That is one of the reasons that the Saxons lost the battle of Hastings.
He was fighting uphill. The Saxons had made a shield wall on Senlac Hill/Ridge.
Two things that the Normans did well in the battle of Hastings were to cause the English to break down their shield wall, and getting them to give chase down the hill and then turn their forces on the English troops.
He wanted to kill William and let everyone else be free. And so he could be king until he lay on his death bead......... :) oh and he also got his troops to build a shield wall and wait till Williams army tired then they would attackkkk
first, Harold used the shield wall, in which the English used their sheilds to crate a wall, which they held for a long time, while William firstly used his bowmen, which did not do very much damage, then men at arms (infantry) and then a full charge with his knights. after all of this failed, William used the feign retreat tactic, where he pretended to retreat, the English followed and broke their shield wall, then William came back and slaughtered them.
Harold was a foot soldier so he couldn't control his soldiers. Please note that all the English fought on foot, horses were used to get to the battle and were not used by them in it.Harold's mistakesHarold made mistakes by having two battles in the same period of time, and using the wrong weapons. Harold should have waited before engaging battle with the Normans; The Normans burned the lands they pillaged through and consequently would have eventually had to return back to Normandy in order to get food. AnswerIn the Battle of Hastings, Harold was a foot soldier and he couldn't keep an eye on his men from where he was standing. His men ran after the enemy when they faked retreat, and broke the shield wall - which was until then protecting them extremely well!When the shield wall broke and Harold's army ran straight ahead, the Normans split into two columns. These then closed on Harold's army. That is called an envelopment.Then Harold Godwinson fought Harold Hadraada just before the battle.Answer:Harold's men were not only tired from marching up and then down the country again after taking on and defeating Harald Hardrada but they were also disaffected (fed up) with the terms of their involvement - many of them were not career soldiers but ordinary farm folk who had been rounded up and pressed into Harold's army in leiu of taxes (which he apparently then made them pay anyway). Those that were not killed during the Battle of Stamford Bridge with the Norse King (Harald Hadraada) had marched nearly 250 miles in a couple of days - perhaps if Harold had waited for his men to recover or if he had been a better tactitian he may have been luckier but maybe it was just down to that... luck.
By George Wappett Harold Godwinson had 500 Housecarls armoured with helmets and mail hauberkswho were professional and highly trained horsemen who wielded the great Danish axes. The remainder of his army was equipped with spears, swords, slings, and maces. In defense emergencies peasants were called upon to fight as infantry, not as well armed. The main defensive formation was a shield wall.
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
They looked up. King Harold (the Anglo-Saxon king of England) had formed his men up on a low ridge in the traditional "Shieldwall". From this position they were able to repulse several attacks by William's Norman invasion forces. Throughout the battle the shield wall was being fired on by archers, but in this period arrows weren't all that dangerous to a fully armoured huscarl. He would be wearing chainmail, padding and a helmet as well as his shield. Unfortunately Harold looked up. Lucky shot...
Harold got shot in the eye with a bow n' arrow Harold was tired William had an advantage when Harold was fighting Harold William had a brilliant idea to break down the shield wall and he did