Edward the Confessor’s death and Harold’s accession to the throne in January 1066 led to three major battles. After the final battle at Hastings in October England had a new king, William of Normandy.
How did Harold Godwinson secure the loyalty of the northern earls, Edwin and Morcar?
He gave them rights to taxation in the north of England
He married their sister Edith
He gave them command of his army
Who was the victor of the Battle of Fulford?
Edwin of Mercia
Where was Harold Godwinson during the Battle of Fulford?
In southern England waiting for the invasion of William of Normandy
At the back of the main army of Anglo-Saxons at York
At the coast of Northumbria to cut off Hardrada's retreat
Which of these factors made Harold's victory at Stamford Bridge remarkable?
Harold's forces were heavily outnumbered
Harold was killed towards the end of the battle
Harold's soldiers had marched nearly two hundred miles on foot in four days to get there
What happened to Harald Hardrada at the Battle of Stamford Bridge?
He defeated the forces of the English king and took control of Northumbria
He was killed during the battle along with his ally Tostig Godwinson
He was captured by Harold Godwinson and ransomed to the Danes
How did Harold Godwinson build up his forces after the Battle of Stamford Bridge?
He called on the fyrd, which was the duty that Englishmen had to come forward and fight for the king in an emergency
He used defeated Danes to fight for him as slave-soldiers
He paid for Scottish soldiers to fight for him
What did William of Normandy achieve at the end of September 1066?
He defeated Harold II King of England at the Battle of Hastings
He landed his Norman army at Pevensey on the south coast of England and built a castle
He negotiated with the Pope to bless his invasion of England
How many of the Godwinson brothers lost their lives at the Battle of Hastings?
What was one element of good fortune for William of Normandy in 1066?
He was able to get to England in the summer because of calm in the English Channel
The English forces at the Battle of Hastings had to look up at the sun when they faced the Normans on the top of Senlac Hill
The weather prevented William from coming to England when Harold was most prepared for battle against him
What was the meaning of the name Senlac, given to the hill at the site of the Battle of Hastings?
Sea of tears
Lake of blood