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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.

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Q: Why did the Saxons lose the Battle of Hastings?
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