Who was king of England at the time of the Norman invasion in 1066?
- Mr. InterestingLv 75 months agoBest answer
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.Source(s): www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/bt/claimants.htm
- UndeadlyLv 45 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.
- FLv 65 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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- Spock (rhp)Lv 75 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.
- lenpol7Lv 75 months ago
King Harold (Harold Godwinson)
- StanleyLv 75 months ago
Wasn't it the guy who got shot in the eye? Damn it Stan what was that guys name? ;-(
- KathyLv 75 months ago
King Edward the Confessor.
- DavidLv 75 months ago
It was option A: Harold
- NancyLv 65 months ago
E. Norman D. Maeler