Why Did the Normans Win the Battle of Hastings?

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Why did the Normans win the Battle of Hastings? Introduction: William, Duke of Normandy, won the Battle of Hastings on the 14th of October 1066. One of the main reasons he achieved this was because he was very well prepared. In this essay I will explain further how William won the Battle of Hastings in 1066. One reason the Normans won was due to long-term causes. Duke William of Normandy won the battle because was well prepared and had a good army. They prepared carefully for the battle. The Normans had knights on horseback who were skilful fighters. The long-term causes were so important because William was skilful and ambitious, and he was determined to be King of England. In the Bayeux Tapestry, it shows William’s army getting ready. A second reason the Normans won was due to medium term causes. King Harold lost the battle because his army was not prepared. Some of his best fighters died at the Battle of Stamford Bridge and the rest of his army were tired out from the battle and the journey south to meet Duke William’s army. Then when they finally arrived in the South, Duke William attacked before they were properly ready. Medium-term causes were therefore important because it gives them time to prepare for battle also the were prepare for the Stamford bridge that why the win that one but they lose in the battle of hasting. Lastly, there were some very important short-term causes. William arranged his troops carefully and used them skilfully in battle. But they were losing, so then William decides to make a trick on the English. He made his troops act like they were retreating. King Harold and his army followed them, leaving their strong position on the hill, and that was what made Harold lose. These short-term causes were also very important because several techniques and Harold fill for it and William won the battle.
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