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The battle of Hastings was one of the most important battles in history; it took place in 14 October are three main reasons on why William won the battle, he was a genius, Harold’s mistakes and luck. Williams’s army had been ready since August, but strong winds stopped him sailing until late September, meanwhile Harold Godwinson was celebrating the death of Harald Hardrada in York. One of the reasons why William had won was that he had the best army. The Normans had 7500 knights, all fully trained compared to the 4500 voluntary village workers and only 500 professionally trained soldiers that made up Harold Godwinson’s English army. Likewise, William had many archers and slingshots that could kill and do a great lot of damage from over 100 meters away.
The only way to decide who was going to be king was to engage in battle .Harold and William both prepared there forces. First Harald Hardrada from Norway invaded England with his Viking fleet and fought against Harold Godwinson at Stanford bridge .After the Battle of Stamford Bridge (In which Harald had died,) Harold had news that William had finally invaded and went down to Hastings to prepare to fight William, but this was going to be tough, both men were desperate to be next King and there could only be one winner.
An additional point is that the battle began much sooner than Harold Godwinson and his army had expected, which meant that his troops were not properly ready. Less than a week before the Battle of Hastings, Harold Godwinson and the English were fighting in the north at the Battle of Stamford Bridge, where he lost some of his best fighters to the Norwegians and their leader Harald Hardrada. On one hand there was the struggling English army who were not properly ready for the battle, and on the other hand there was the Norman army who had been preparing for this day for months and was rearing to go Obviously, this gave William the Conqueror a clear advantage over King Harold due mainly to Harold’s misfortune and his poor leadership.
Harold’s Fyrd took their position over Senlac hill which was a huge mistake because by the time the Fyrd had reached the bottom of the hill they would be exhausted , this gave another advantage to the Normand’s . Another one of Harold’s mistakes was because he didn’t bother to train any of his cavalry as this was too expensive.
William had played a smart trick on the Saxons, when the Anglo-Saxons got a message saying that William of Normandy had been killed; in hearing this news, they started to retreat, breaking their powerful shield wall which kept them safe up until this point, however William of Normandy was perfectly well and faked his death, he told his army to launch a surprise attack on the Fyrd whilst they were celebrating. Then – just as William had predicted – the inexperienced Fyrd came charging down the hill shouting celebratory chants thinking that they had won. Sneakily, the Normans made a quick turn and came charging at the Fyrd slaughtering them! This charged the English dearly, and they lost a jaw - dropping proportion of their army.
Furthermore, quite a few of Harold’s men abandoned him before the Battle of Hastings. They did this for two reasons; the first, after he broke the promise he made to them of sharing the rewards with them if they won against the Norwegians at Stamford Bridge. The second reason was most of the Fyrd were farmers and some of them had to return back home to harvest their crops or by the time they came back their crops would be famished.
Also, King Harold being killed in the Battle of Hastings – by having an arrow shot through his right eye, meant that when the enduring English army heard about the news, although some soldiers fought on bravely, many of them lost heart and were either killed or they ran away.

In conclusion, I believe that William of Normandy won the Battle of Hastings because of his skillfulness in leading his troops, his quick and devious thinking and the fact that he had a better army than Harold Godwinson.
this is my opinion thank you for reading bye
Word count: 728
jollygg chapter 1 . 10/16
The battle of Hastings was one of the most important battles in history; it took place in 14 October are three main reasons on why William won the battle, he was a genius, Harold’s mistakes and luck. Williams’s army had been ready since August, but strong winds stopped him sailing until late September, meanwhile Harold Godwinson was celebrating the death of Harald Hardrada in York. One of the reasons why William had won was that he had the best army. The Normans had 7500 knights, all fully trained compared to the 4500 voluntary village workers and only 500 professionally trained soldiers that made up Harold Godwinson’s English army. Likewise, William had many archers and slingshots that could kill and do a great lot of damage from over 100 meters away.
The only way to decide who was going to be king was to engage in battle .Harold and William both prepared there forces. First Harald Hardrada from Norway invaded England with his Viking fleet and fought against Harold Godwinson at Stanford bridge .After the Battle of Stamford Bridge (In which Harald had died,) Harold had news that William had finally invaded and went down to Hastings to prepare to fight William, but this was going to be tough, both men were desperate to be next King and there could only be one winner.
An additional point is that the battle began much sooner than Harold Godwinson and his army had expected, which meant that his troops were not properly ready. Less than a week before the Battle of Hastings, Harold Godwinson and the English were fighting in the north at the Battle of Stamford Bridge, where he lost some of his best fighters to the Norwegians and their leader Harald Hardrada. On one hand there was the struggling English army who were not properly ready for the battle, and on the other hand there was the Norman army who had been preparing for this day for months and was rearing to go Obviously, this gave William the Conqueror a clear advantage over King Harold due mainly to Harold’s misfortune and his poor leadership.
Harold’s Fyrd took their position over Senlac hill which was a huge mistake because by the time the Fyrd had reached the bottom of the hill they would be exhausted , this gave another advantage to the Normand’s . Another one of Harold’s mistakes was because he didn’t bother to train any of his cavalry as this was too expensive.
William had played a smart trick on the Saxons, when the Anglo-Saxons got a message saying that William of Normandy had been killed; in hearing this news, they started to retreat, breaking their powerful shield wall which kept them safe up until this point, however William of Normandy was perfectly well and faked his death, he told his army to launch a surprise attack on the Fyrd whilst they were celebrating. Then – just as William had predicted – the inexperienced Fyrd came charging down the hill shouting celebratory chants thinking that they had won. Sneakily, the Normans made a quick turn and came charging at the Fyrd slaughtering them! This charged the English dearly, and they lost a jaw - dropping proportion of their army.
Furthermore, quite a few of Harold’s men abandoned him before the Battle of Hastings. They did this for two reasons; the first, after he broke the promise he made to them of sharing the rewards with them if they won against the Norwegians at Stamford Bridge. The second reason was most of the Fyrd were farmers and some of them had to return back home to harvest their crops or by the time they came back their crops would be famished.
Also, King Harold being killed in the Battle of Hastings – by having an arrow shot through his right eye, meant that when the enduring English army heard about the news, although some soldiers fought on bravely, many of them lost heart and were either killed or they ran away.

In conclusion, I believe that William of Normandy won the Battle of Hastings because of his skillfulness in leading his troops, his quick and devious thinking and the fact that he had a better army than Harold Godwinson.

Word count: 728
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bindisay is (vagina)in tigrinya and i hope you all have learnt something new about your body and how it always changes due to your new horomones taking place in your old horomones
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