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Who was king of England at the time of the Norman invasion in 1066?

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  • 5 months ago
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    Harold Godwinson, a powerful noble in England, a good soldier and a gifted politician.

    Harold was born and bred in England and popular with ordinary people. He was son of Earl Godwin, the most powerful noble in England. Harold was a leading Saxon Lord and the brother of Edward's wife. He had won a number of battles for Edward.

    Harold was chosen by the Witan (the King's council) to succeed Edward the Confessor. He also said that it was Edward's dying wish that he, Harold, should have the crown (There were no witnesses to Edward saying this)

    The day after Edward died, Harold became King Harold ll of England.

    Harold did not have a direct blood link to the king. He was not of royal birth.

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  • 5 months ago

    Harold, if you are English, William Duke of Normandy if your French. If you're American you'll follow the English lineage because you've already called the Norman attack at Hastings an invasion.

  • F
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    Harold, up until the moment he said the immortal line "watch that guy, he'll have somebody's eye out!"

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  • 5 months ago

    Harold. He defeated the Norwegian invasion just two weeks before the Norman one. The leaders of the Norwegian and Norman forces were cousins.

  • 5 months ago

    King Harold (Harold Godwinson)

  • 5 months ago

    Wasn't it the guy who got shot in the eye? Damn it Stan what was that guys name? ;-(

  • Kathy
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    King Edward the Confessor.

  • David
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    It was option A: Harold

  • Nancy
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    E. Norman D. Maeler

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