Why did William win the battle of hastings

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  • Why did William win the battle of Hastings?
    • Strength of the Norman Army
      • well trained northern knights
      • chain mail
      • well rested and not tired
      • well prepared
    • Harold's mistakes
      • Not listening to the war council
      • changed attack method
      • Didn't wait for reinforcem-ents
    • William's leadership
      • Good strategy - weakening the enemy with arrows, followed by infantry, then cavalry attacks
      • Inspired them when they needed it
      • chose his attack wisely (the break in the weather)
    • luck
      • Harold Hardrada attacked at a similar time
      • The break in the weather
      • Harold was shot in the eye which reduced saxon morale
  • luck
    • Harold Hardrada attacked at a similar time
    • The break in the weather
    • Harold was shot in the eye which reduced saxon morale

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