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Harold Godwinson was also King Harold II of England

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Defeated Harold Godwinson which made him king. people were scared not to dissagree with him because he had one a battle and killed Harold Godwinson. And other things.


Harold Godwinson fought for the English against The Norman candidate William. People think he used arrows and bows, sowrds, shieds and most o the other weapons - NOT GUNS - they had not been invented


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The battle of Hastings was between Harold Godwinson and William of Normandy. Edward the confessor (the late king of England at that time) was dying, but he had no heir, and so the crown was passed to Harold Godwinson. However, the other candidates were not happy, as they obviously wanted to be king themselves. So one of them, Harold Hadraada, a Norweigen Viking, brougth on war with Harold Godwinson. However, King Harold Godwinson won, but he had another army coming for him ; William of Normandy, another candidate for king. So they went to war, the Battle of Hastings and William of Normandy won, so he would have became King. True story


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The Viking Harold was Hadraada, the other (the English one who who got the arrow in his eye) was Godwinson.


Harold Godwinson was as good as any other king in the 11th century. He was a powerful and rich landowner and popular with most of the richer people in England. Land, money, power and the ability to keep other people on your side make a good king because they bring stability and peace to the population.


This was a battle between King Harold II of England and King Harald III of Norway for the English crown. the English won and Harald was killed. A few weeks later Harold himself was killed at the battle of Hastings and William, Duke of Normandy, became King of England. The contenders for the throne were, Edgar 'The Atheling' , Harold Hadrada, William Duke of Normandy and Harold Godwinson. The new king was needed because the past king (Edward the Confessor) had died. The wittan chose Harold Godwinson to be the new king of England. Edgar 'The Atheling' just gave up because he was only about 14 when this happened. But the other contenders wanted a fight. The fight of Stamford Bridge Involved Harold Godwinson (the new King of England) and Harold Hadrada (one of the other contenders).


Well after Edward the confessor died there were 3 people who thought that they should be king as he did not have any children to reign. Harold Godwinson, Harald Hardraada and William of Normandy (becomes William the Conqueror). Harold Godwinson crowned himself about 3 days after Edward the Confessor died. Then the 2 other men fought. First Harald Hardraada and Harold Godwinson (he won this battle) and it was called the Battle of Standford Bridge. Then Harold Godwinson and William of Normandy and William won. That battle was called the battle of Hastings as it was down south in Hastings. Then when William won he crowned himself on Christmas day! He then became William the Conqueror! Hope this helped! Sorry if I got some things wrong because I'm only 10! :) :)


No-one deserves to be killed in battle unless they were guilty of horrific crimes against innocent people. Harold Godwinson was a rich and powerful man who had the backing of most of his peers and he was born in England. He did everything he could to keep the throne including fighting, and beating, an army from Norway which included his brother. Whether he would have won against William if he hadn't already fought at Stamford Bridge is something which we will never know. As far as is known, Harold didn't do anything to deserve to lose the throne and his only other suitable rival was Edgar, not William.


There were two armies fighting in the battle of stamford bridge ,one of which were the vikings led by king Harold Godwinson and the other army was led by Harald Hardrada .


Harold was already the most powerful man in England when Edward the Confessor was king. He wished to rid the country of Norman influences brought in by Edward and unite the earls behind his banner. To do this he had to raise himself above the other earls.


Because three people both wanted the crown and claimed they were told they could have it. One of them became king which resolved in the other two attacking ( Battle of stamford bridge- King Harald Hadrada and King Harold Godwinson. Was the first attack) And then William the Conqueror fought King Harold Godwinson,Hastings hence the name. William won and therefore became king!



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In 1066 King Edward the Confessor died and he left his throne to Harold Godwinson. However, previously Harold Godwinson was in a life threatning boat crash, when a french duke called William duke of Normandy, saved him. Harold Godwinson was so thankful he promised William duke of Normandy the throne was Edward the Confessor died. Although once King Edward the Confessor did die Harold Godwinson was crowned king as no one knew about his (broken) promise.Later on Harold found out that there were two other men who were expecting the crown to belong to them, thats when the battle of Hastings was declared.The first man was Harald Hardrada,he was a viking from Norway, his grandfather had previously been king so he thought he was entitled to the throne. So the start of the great battle began and Harold Godwinson killed Harald and the rest of his army.Then the second part of the battle was declared and Harold Godwinsons army were exhausted enough with out having to march hundreds of miles to the next war etween them and William duke of Normandy. But they got a head start when they got there by getting the very top of a hill. Williams army (the best in Europe) kept shooting but could not get anyone as it just goes up and over.William realised that his army were tired and were losing badly and decided to trick Harold. He walked of the other way so it looked clear to Harold that they had given up, so they followed them down the hill and thats when someone from Williams army shot Harold in the eye! William was so happy that he had won, but angry at Harold for breaking his promise. So the whole of Williams army gathered round him and cut him up into tiny pieces, while the rest of Harolds army fleed.Later on William was crowned king and renamed WILLAIM THE CONQUERER!


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He fought William the Conqueror in the battle of Hastings but in York he fought Harold Hardrada. Your question is not kinda right so I'll explain more detailed: In York Harold fought Harold Hardrada another man who wanted to be King so then Harold Godwinson won the battle Straight after that he marched all the way to Hastings to fight against William the Conqueror So in other words Battle of Hastings was in Hastings and the York battle was against Harold Hardrada. Hope that helps xx


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he was in the battle of hastings. he was king of England temporally in 1066 whe Edward the Confessor died without and heir to the Englsih throne. There was three people who fought for the crown. Harald Hardrada(a Viking), Duke William of Normandy, and Harold Godwinson. All were supposedly pomised the throne,but Godwinson was named and the other two retaliated. Hardrada attacked with Vikings at Stramford Bridge, England and lost. Then a month later on October 14th, 1066, William attacked at Hastings and won. Thus Duke William of Normandy is the English ruler, and now every King and Queen of England can trace it back to William


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