The battle all came down to which side was the most disciplined. The Saxon army was made up of mainly farmer/warriors who joined up at the request of the king (Harold). A large number of Williams forces were full time cavalry troops with the bulk of the army made up from the ranks of the populous, which came from a warrior ancestry (the Vikings). At the battle the Saxons occupied the high ground at Hastings and formed a impenetrable defensive wall, providing the Saxon warriors did not leave the line. The Norman cavalry tried time and time again to brake through but failed. It looked like the Saxons had won but a section in the line spotted William, who was in amongst his cavalry trying to raise moral. This section of the Saxon line went chasing after him ( this is where discipline comes in) leaving a vulnerable opening in the Saxon line which the Normans exploited and broke down the Saxon army.
Yes, the battle of hastings was fought between the Anglo Saxons(Normandy) and the English
The Normans fought the English Saxons in the battle of Hastings.
Yes they did.
no they did not. William the Conqueror did
Saxons and Normans Saxons(Harold) Normans (William)
The Battle of Hastings was between Harold Godwinson (Saxons) and William of Normandy (Normans) for the English throne.
The defending army was the Saxons
William DID NOT LOSE THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS!!! Harold Godwinson did.
they tricked the Saxons by pretending to retreat and the Saxons followed and lead them into swamps
Approx 250 miles
Because they killed Harold.
The Saxons (English army) had arrived in Hastings after the Battle of Stamford Bridge, which was fought against the Vikings.
Hastings Saxons was created in 1948.
No, the Normans invaded from France, the Saxons (English) defended.............
The Saxons left their formation and charged at the Normans, which left them exposed to the enemy.
After the battle of Hastings (SAXONS VERSUS ENGLAND) in 1066.
yes they fought against William on normandy
The Normans (French) were fighting the Anglo-saxons (English)
It was a battle between the Normans and the Anglo-Saxons. William the Conqueror ( Gion in French) led the Normans. Harold led the Anglo-Saxons. After all the Normans defeated the Anglo-Saxons.
the normans arrived first at the battle and they gained the hill but the Saxons were 1st to attack in the battle.
William faught harold godwinson and the saxons in 1066