Reasons for William's victory

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  • Created on: 28-12-17 12:12
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  • Reasons for William's victory
    • William's leadership
      • Logistics of the channel crossing
      • Pre-fabricated castles
      • 'Harrying' the surrounding area
      • Waiting for Harold's fyrd to disband
    • Norman tactics
      • Fake Norman retreat
      • Mix of tactics
      • Using knights against shield wall
    • Harold's leadership
      • Racing down from London to get to Hastings before Fyrd finished
      • Involving alll his followers in the battle
      • Failed to surprise William when arriving at Hastings
    • English tactics
      • Shield wall could only at defend, not attack
      • lack of archers
      • Shield wall was a predictable tactic
    • William's luck
      • Surviving the storm
      • Luck in battle
      • Timing of Hadrada's invasion


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