Battle of Hastings

Normans + William the Conquerer + Battle of Hastings

Who Were the Normans?

The Normans were people who lived in Normandy in Northern France. They were originally Vikings from Scandinavia.
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Will the Real King of England Please Stand Up...

King Edward lll of England died on January 5, 1066, after a reign of 23 years. Leaving no heir to the throne, Edward's passing ignited a three-way rivalry for the crown that culminated in one of the most important battles in England's history.

Click here to read about the three men who claimed they should become the next King of England in 1066. (You will use pages 1-3 of the website that the link takes you to.)

The Battle of Hastings

William vs Harold

Harold Godwinson was crowned King of England on January 6, 1066, but William of Normandy wouldn't take "no" for an answer.

Read about the conflict here and then do the "Activity" on the same site.

The Bayeux Tapestry

The events of the Battle of Hastings are recorded on a large textile, called the Bayeux Tapestry. Use prior knowledge and the following links to answer numbers 8-12.