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Battle of Hastings

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  1. What was the name of the people who inhabited Britain before the arrival of the Normans in 1066?

Anglo-Saxons

  1. Who was the king of the Anglo-Saxons in 1066?

Edward the Confessor

  1. What year did Edward die?

1066

  1. What was the name of the council of advisers to the king?

Witan

  1. Which family was the most powerful and important in the Anglo-Saxon kingdom?

Godwinsons

  1. Why did Harold think he had a claim to the throne on Edward’s death?

His sister was married to Edward, and Edward had pointed to him as he lay dying

  1. Who did Harold defeat at the Battle of Stamford Bridge?

Harald Harada

  1. Harald Hardrada arrived to attack England with 300 Viking longships. After the battle at Stamford Bridge how many returned to Norway?

24

  1. What was the name given to Harold Godwinson’s most feared troops: housecarls or the fyrd?

Housecarls

  1. What tactic did the Normans use to help lure the Harold’s men down from the hill at the Battle of Hastings?

Pretended to run away


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