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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 start from scratch[clears the canvas] BATTLE OF HASTINGS- 1066 At nine in the morning the Norman archers walked up the hill and when they were about a 100 yards away from Harold's army they fired their first batch of arrows.The English held firm and the Normans were forced to retreat. Members of the fyrd broke ranks and chased after the Bretons William decided to change his tactics. At about one in the afternoon he ordered his archers forward.This time he told them to fire higher in the air. The change of direction of the arrows caught the English by surprise.  The fyrd, this time chased the Flemings down the hill. William of Normandy  ordered his knights to turn and attack the men who had left the line.  Heavy English casualties from previous attacks meant that the front line was shorter. The Normans could now attack from the side.   Harold is killed. With their king dead, the fyrd saw no reason to stay and fight and retreated to the woods behind. The Normans chased them into Malfosse Wood but suffered further casualties themselves when they were ambushed by the English. In the summer of 1066 William of Normandy made preparations for the attack on England. To make sure he had enough Normans to defeat Harold of Wessex, he asked the men of Poitou, Burgundy, Brittany and Flanders to help.In exchange for their services, William promised them a share of the land and wealth of England. William also managed to enlist the support of the Pope in his campaign to gain the throne of England. Prelude to the battle 1066 saw the death of Edward the Confessor, setting in motion the chain of events that was to culminate in the Battle of Hastings on 14th October 1066.As Edward had left no heir, Harold Godwine, the Earl of Wessex, was chosen by the Witan to be his successor. Harold, the first English monarch to be crowned in Westminster Cathedral, was also to become the only English monarch to die defending his country. Harold's position was far from secure. His two main rivals for the English crown were Harald Hardraade of Norway and Duke William of Normandy. William in particular was outraged by Harold's coronation, having been promised the crown by Edward the Confessor in 1051.
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