Williams Victory

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  • Created on: 19-06-20 11:23
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  • Reasons for Williams victory
    • Williams leadership
      • 'Harrying' the surrounding area
      • Logistics of the Channel crossing
      • Pre - fabricated castle
      • Timing: waited for the fryd to disband
    • Norman tactics
      • Mix of tactics
      • Innovation: using knights against a sheild wall
      • 'Feigned retreat'
    • English tactics
      • Lack of archers
      • Shield wall was a predictable tactic
      • Sheild wall could only defend, not attack
    • Harold's leadership
      • Involving all his followers in the battle
      • Failure to surprise william, forcing a defensive battle
      • Racing down from London before Fryd was complete

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