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Why did Harold Lose the Battle of Hastings

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					                    Why did William win the Battle of Hastings?

             Use this writing frame to help you plan your answer to your essay.

Introduction (explain the WHEN, WHAT, WHO, WHERE AND WHY of the topic)

In 1066, the Battle of Hastings resulted in the death of Harold Godwinson and the victory
of William of Normandy… (what else can you explain about why the battle happened)


What did Harold and the Saxons do to lose (explain what you have learnt about the
mistakes that Harold made, both before and during the battle)

Harold did a number of things that can help explain why he lost the battle.
For example, …
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What did William and the Normans do to help them win? (explain what you have learnt
about William and the things he did that helped him win the battle)

There are lots of reasons that help explain why William and the Normans won the battle.
One important reason is that, William planned things carefully.
For example…
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What role did luck play? (explain what you have learnt about luck, remember this includes
luck for both sides, or anything that was beyond someone’s control)

Luck also played an important part in the battle. One example of this is…
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The most important reason to explain why William won the Battle of Hastings is …
This is because…

				
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