Who was Harold Godwinson? - Learn the Important Bits in this KS2 Guide
Updated: Dec 4, 2020
Harold II was the last king of the Anglo-Saxons.
He was killed at the Battle of Hastings by the invading army of Normans, led by William the Conqueror (with a name like that he was always going to win).
Harold is most famous for - maybe - being shot in the eye by an arrow during the battle. At least that’s what is depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry. There are conflicting reports, one account states he was chopped up by four knights instead.
Not sure which is the best way to go.
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