Harold Godwinson - 1066

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Describe Harold's present social status.
English, Earl of Wessex.
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Why does he deserve the throne?
He is the most powerful man in England, he is loyal to Edward and drove Wales away for Edward once. His sister was married to Edward.
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What did Edward famously say at his deathbed?
"I commend my wife and all my kingdom to your care."
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What was the weakness in Harold's argument?
His family rebelled against Edward.
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Describe the mix-up between Harold and William over the holy relics.
Harold swore to support William in his rise to king on holy relics. However, he was forced to so the oath is null and void. Harold was held hostage - duress.
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Why does he deserve the throne?

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He is the most powerful man in England, he is loyal to Edward and drove Wales away for Edward once. His sister was married to Edward.

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What did Edward famously say at his deathbed?

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What was the weakness in Harold's argument?

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Describe the mix-up between Harold and William over the holy relics.

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