10 Facts About THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS
10 Facts About
THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS
1. The Battle of Hastings occurred on the 14th of October 1066.
This was during the conquest of England.
2. The battle was between the Norman – French army of Duke William II of Normandy and the English army under King Harold.
3. The battle took place at Senlac Hill, this is 6 ¼ miles Northwest of Hastings.
Close to the town of battle. The Battle actually took place nearer to the town Battle, than the town of Hastings.
4. In England everybody had to be of Christian religion or they were sent away to another country, as the laws in England were very strict.
5. The Battle Abbey marks the site were it was fought.
6. When King Edward died on the date of 1066, Several were in line for the kings throne. They used ships for invading.
7. The Bayeux Tapestry was created about the Battle of Hastings, in France it is occasionally known as Tapestry of Queen Matilda.
8. A motte and bailey Castle is built for defences.
9. Lewine the brother of King Harold is slain (killed in battle).
10. King Harold II is killed in battle the Normans are victorious and William the conquer is made of King England. It is legend that he was shot through the eye with an arrow.
Submitted by Mya Fellows