Causes of the Battle of Hatings

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  • Causes of the Battle of Hasting
    • Edward The Confessor
      • Father: King Aethlered. Mother: Emma of Normandy
      • Previous kings: King Cnut, Harold Harefoot, Harthacnut
      • Became king as he was the half brother of Hathacnut (his mother had married Cnut after Aethelred died) and had support of the English earls
      • Related to the Godwinsons as he married Edith Godwinson, Earl Godwinson's daughter
      • Bad relationship with the Godwinsons and had to deal with the Godwinson rebellion in 1051
    • Godwinson
      • Earl Godwinson captured Edward the Confessor (before he was king) and his brother Alfred and handed them over to Harthacnut. Harthacnut blinded and killed Alfred causing bad relations between Edward and Harthacnut and Godwinson
      • Controlled Wessex the most important of the 4 Earldoms (Wessex, Northumbria, Mercia and East-Anglia)
      • Rebelled against Edward the Confessor in 1051 causing him to move to Normandy
    • Harald Hardrada
      • Strong Viking Kind for around 20 years by 1066
      • Fierce warrior in battle
      • Distantly related to King Cnut, believed his father to be promised the throne
      • Had support from Tostig Godwinson and other Viking decedents that lived in Northumbria
    • Harold Godwinson
      • Crowned king: 6th January 1066, a day after Edward had died
      • Earl of Wessex
      • Strong military leader
    • William of Normandy
      • Grew up with Edward in Normandy after Edward left England due to the Godwinson Rebellion of 1051
  • Edgar Atheling
    • Edward the Confessor's nephew and closest family of the time
    • Was only 14 in 1066, had not army, money, or military experience
    • Causes of the Battle of Hasting
      • Edward The Confessor
        • Father: King Aethlered. Mother: Emma of Normandy
        • Previous kings: King Cnut, Harold Harefoot, Harthacnut
        • Became king as he was the half brother of Hathacnut (his mother had married Cnut after Aethelred died) and had support of the English earls
        • Related to the Godwinsons as he married Edith Godwinson, Earl Godwinson's daughter
        • Bad relationship with the Godwinsons and had to deal with the Godwinson rebellion in 1051
      • Godwinson
        • Earl Godwinson captured Edward the Confessor (before he was king) and his brother Alfred and handed them over to Harthacnut. Harthacnut blinded and killed Alfred causing bad relations between Edward and Harthacnut and Godwinson
        • Controlled Wessex the most important of the 4 Earldoms (Wessex, Northumbria, Mercia and East-Anglia)
        • Rebelled against Edward the Confessor in 1051 causing him to move to Normandy
      • Harald Hardrada
        • Strong Viking Kind for around 20 years by 1066
        • Fierce warrior in battle
        • Distantly related to King Cnut, believed his father to be promised the throne
        • Had support from Tostig Godwinson and other Viking decedents that lived in Northumbria
      • Harold Godwinson
        • Crowned king: 6th January 1066, a day after Edward had died
        • Earl of Wessex
        • Strong military leader
      • William of Normandy
        • Grew up with Edward in Normandy after Edward left England due to the Godwinson Rebellion of 1051
  • Had support of the Witan

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