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Who fought in the Battle of Hastings?



A. William the Conqueror
B. Henry IV
C. Elizabeth I
D. Alfred I

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Asked by Akhuff, Last updated: Jul 12, 2020

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S.Sophie

S.Sophie

Answered Feb 19, 2020

The correct answer to this question is option A – William the Conqueror William, also known as William the Conqueror, led the Norman-French army to battle with the English army led by Harold Godwinson. This battle is known as the Battle of the Hastings. The battle was fought on the 14th of October 1066 at the present day, East Sussex, England. William the Conqueror won this battle. The battle happened because there was a dispute on who will rule England. Twenty-four years prior to the battle, England was ruled by Edward the Confessor.

Although Edward the Confessor was married, he never had a child to succeed him, so he promised that William, his cousin, will succeed him. The English subjects did not accept King Edwards's promise to make William succeed him. His brother-in-law, in the person of Harold Godwinson, took over the throne the day after Edward died.

 

C.Charlotte

C.Charlotte

Answered Feb 05, 2020

The person who fought in the Battle of Hastings is Harold Godwinson. For those who are not aware of what the Battle of Hastings is, this is a battle that occurred back in 1066. This battle occurred because the king at that time, King Edward, just died. He did not leave any heir to assume the role of the king.

It was Harold Godwinson who acquired the throne, but there were other people who also wanted to have it. This has escalated to a full-blown battle. In the end, William of Normandy won the battle and the throne. This explains why England is still under the regime of their family.

 

akhuff

Akhuff

Answered Nov 15, 2017

William the Conqueror
 

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