What was the surname of the king before the Battle of Hastings?
The English King was Harold Godwinson
King Harold was Harold Godwinson
The name of the king before the battle of Hastings was Harold Hardrada!!!
King Edward was king before the battle of Hastings, but made william duke of normandy heir to the throne.
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.
Edward the confessor
Before the Battle of Hastings, King Harold went to northern England to battle his brother Tostig, and Tostig's ally Harald Hardrada of Norway. This also led to his defeat at Hastings, as Harold left some of his army in the north, depleting his forces.
the battle of hastings was about who wanted to be king.
The Battle of Stamford Bridge. Answer horold hadrada and Harold godwinson
Harold Godwineson was crowned king of england before the battle of hastings william the conqueror wanted the throne so he started the battle
William became king after the battle of hastings William became king after the battle of hastings
Well if you mean long before, King Cnut but if you mean straight beffore, Edward the Confessor.
King William one the Battle of Hastings, but not out of luck.
King Harold II, before he marched south to Hastings.
I think it was Harold but I'm not sure.
No, or the battle of Hastings never would've happened. The Battle of Hastings happened because Harold became king while he promised William that William would be king
Edward the Confessor died in 1066. But he was deceased before Hastings. King Harold II was the king killed by the invading army of William the Conqueror.
In the battle of Hastings, William the Conqueror won and he was pronounced the King of England
William defeated King Harold at the Battle of Hastings
Winning the battle of hastings in 1066 established William I as the first Norman King of England.
edward the confessor was the king of England before telling Harold he would become the next king of England his deathbed
King Harold Goodwinson died at the battle of Hastings after being defeated by William
Yes, there was - but it wasn't William the Conqueror straight afterwards. After the Battle of Hastings in October, the Witan met to elect Edgar as king (they didn't do him before because they ruled him out as a bad choice). He reigned for two months before William was crowned on Christmas Day.
king Harold godwise died at the battle of hasting
The king at the Battle of Hastings was Harold II (Godwinson). He defeated King Harald (Hardrada) and about 4000 Norwegians at the Battle of Stamford Bridge on September 25, 1066, three weeks before the Battle of Hastings. On October 14, 1066, at Hastings, there were anywhere from 4000 to 30,000 men on each side. Harold's forces fell to those of William of Normandy, who had landed at Pevensey on September 28. Harold was killed in… Read More
Harold Godwinson wore the crown in the battle of Hastings because he was king at the time.
King Edgar the AEtheling became king of England after the Battle of Hastings. William the Conqueror had him deposed a few moths afterwards and then took the crown himself.
Harold Godwinson was the king of England during the battle of haistings.
King Edward came first then he died. He gave Harold Godwison the throne then Harold Hardrada attacked England and lost. Then, William attacked then won at Hastings and became king.
King Harold was the King of England when William invaded and before him it was Edward the Confessor. After Harold's death at the Battle of Hastings Edgar Atheling was proclaimed King but he was never crowned.
they fought for the crown and to be the KING OF ENGLAND
i fink he fought in battle of hastings 1st
King Harold II was decisively defeated at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 at the hands of Duke William II of Normandy. Harold was an Anglo-Saxon king crowned shortly after the death of childless king, Edward the Confessor. His brother, Tostig, the Norwegian king Harald Hardrada, and William of Normandy plagued his reign with invasions. Harold II defeated by Tostig and Harald of Norway at the Battle of Stamford Bridge in September 1066; while Harold… Read More
The Battle of Hastings took place in Hastings, England, which is in the continent of Europe. However, King Harold did not invade, as he was the king of England. England was being invaded at the time by the Normans (who are now the French).
The battle of hastings was a battle that took place in hastings where the William the Conquered King Herald and took the throne of England. Williams the conquerers surrounded a hill and defeated the enemy.
See the link to the BBC description of the Battle of Hastings. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/war/normans/hastings_01.shtml == == == == == == § Contenders for the English throne led to the Battle of Hastings § Harold's Pledge to Duke William of Normandy § William obtains the Pope's approval to attack England § Norman preparation for the Invasion - a Holy War § King Harold prepares for battle against the Normans § Treachery! Earl Tostig plots with King Hardrada… Read More
King Harold Godwinston
The battle was to see who would become the new king.
William duke of Normandy had the surname of longsword. he was promised the thrown when King Edward died but it went to Harold Godwin. William got support from the Pope and then invaded the country with the Battle of Hastings. hope this helped :)
9 days prior king Harold was fighting off invaders king harald harada at the "battle of stamford bridge" before he heard news that duke William of Normandy had landed at pevensy
The Battle of Hastings was fought on 14 October 1066. William of Normandy defeated King Harold II, who was killed, and William became King of England.
The Battle of Hastings was fought to determine who would be King of England. It was fought on October 14, 1066.
The people who fought in the battle of Hastings were William of Normandy (William the conqueror) Harold of Wessex , (King of England)
NO. William (the Conqueror) did not die at the Battle of Hastings, but became the first of the Norman Kings of England. He was crowned King at Westminster Abbey on Christmas Day, 1066. However, his opponent, King Harold did die at Hastings.
King Harold was actually killed at the battle of hastings, supposedly by an lucky Norman arrow through is eye, but historians only know that he was killed at the battle and not in what manner it occured.
king Harold was positioned on the hill (senlac hill) which is 7miles northwest of hastings
I think you are talking about the battle of the hastings.