The Battle of Hastings 1066 – The Normans – BBC Two

The Battle of Hastings 1066 – The Normans – BBC Two

On this hillside, on Saturday the 14th of October 1066, a single battle between a few thousand men permanently changed the course of history in England and beyond.s It was said to have taken place at the Grey Apddsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsdsple Tree Nowadays, the site is known simply as “Battle”. The English occupied this ridge, standing shoulder-to-shoulder, many armed with huge axes. To protect themselves, they overlapped their shields forming the shield wall. This was the traditional way of fighting; tried and tested over the centuries. Confronting them was something startlingly new in English warfare. The Normans were drawn up in three lines. First the archers, then the infantry, then the mounted knights. It said that william hung around his neck the very saints relics on which [Harold] had sworn his oath With the papal banner fluttering in the breeze he must have been confident that God and the saints were backing him Harold’s Army was baffled weary and exhausted from the Long March South Fighting began about nine o’clock in the morning [Norman’s] charged Uphill The War cries on both sides were soon drowned out by the clash of arms and the shrieks and groans of the wounded and the dying Harold’s men were packed so densely behind their solid shield wheel that the dead were unable to fall Couldn’t break the English line The rumor spread amongst the Normans that William had been killed the men on the left flank panicked and began to Rush down the Hill The English above broke ranks and followed them But William had not been killed he pushed back his helmet to reveal his face and called out I live and with God’s help will conquer yet The Normans immediately Rallied turned on the English who are pursuing them and cut them down? the English Line was broken [Norman’s] charged in The Bayeux tapestry shows all the confusion and desperation of the battle In the [11th] century it was customary for the bishops to join in though. They were forbidden to shed blood Here’s Bishop. Odo William’s half-brother. He’s carrying a huge [club] That way he could break a few arms or heads without any bloodshed bodies fall in a heap of twisted and broken limbs The Hillside must have been saturated [with] blood Then came the decisive moment the death of King Harold [two] early accounts of the battle say that an arrow struck the king in the eyes The King was Dead and the world was coming to an end Harold’s body was so mutilated that it couldn’t even be found It was recognized eventually legend has it by his mistress, Edith the swan –Neck Who identified it by certain secret marks Known only to her and along with Harold? Anglo-Saxon England died on this Battlefield one of Williams Chaplains describes the scene the flower of English Youth the flower of English nobility covered the ground far and wide filthy with Their own blood you It said the william refused to bury the English dead they lay rotting for days He would later relent and build an Abbey here as penance for the carnage of the battle [its] altar is said to have been built on the spot where harold fell but in the immediate aftermath of the battle William felt no remorse [a] Week after his victory this bastard descendant of viking pirates set off on the March to London He was now William the conqueror soon to be William King of England the future belonged to the Normans you

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  1. I've now moved up to ks2 and on Fridays guess what you don't get golden times in ks1 we always got to have golden time


    i just smashed my head on the keybo-
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  3. Ha Ha Ha Ha, we are all idiots. We can't even decide who was descended from who. Because it doesn't matter if they were French, German, Norwegian etc etc etc. Our distant relatives were fighting for greedy tyrants no matter who's side they were on. They were dismembered and lost their lives for nothing. The horrible Royal Family continued on regardless. They still sit in their Palace and do nothing while we work 3 jobs and pay most of our wage in Taxes.

  4. I love how BBC just has him say something, then walk randomly towards nothing, say something, then walk randomly towards nothing, say something, then walk randomly towards nothing. Real original

  5. Neustria o Neustrasia (que significa «nueva tierra », en contraposición a Austrasia) fue un reino de la época merovingia.

    A la muerte de Clodoveo I (Clovis, en francés) el Grande, rey de los francos (511), éste dividió el Regnum Francorum entre sus hijos: a Clotario I el Viejo le dio Neustria y el sur de Aquitania, con capital en Soissons; a Teodorico I le tocó Austrasia y Auvernia (Aquitania oriental), con capital en Reims; a Clodomiro le correspondió las tierras del Loira (el norte de Aquitania), con capital en Orleáns; y a Childeberto I le dio la Armórica entre Bretaña y el Somme, con capital en París.

    El territorio de Neustria comprendía la región noroeste de la actual Francia y su capital era Soissons.

    Sin embargo, el término Neustria solo parece haber surgido un siglo después. El triunfo de Clotario II en 613 fue el triunfo de Neustria, a la cual se anexó la Aquitania. Pero tras la muerte de Clotario III, Neustria fue sometida a un rey impuesto por Austrasia, y de ese modo Aquitania pasó a ser independiente en 670. Ebroín hizo el intento de volver a dar a Neustria el estatuto de reino independiente, pero duró poco tiempo, pues fue vencido por Pipino, duque de Austrasia, en 687 en Tertry, aldea de Picardía situada 13 km al sur de Péronne. A partir de entonces, Neustria pasó a ser un estado vasallo de Austrasia, dirigido por la casa de Héristal.

    Los Reinos Merovingios no son iguales a los de Carlo Magno.

  6. Reyes de Neustria
    511-561 Clotario I el Viejo
    561-584 Chilperico I
    584-629 Clotario II el Joven
    629-639 Dagoberto I (el buen rey Dagoberto)
    639-657 Clodoveo II
    657-673 Clotario III
    673-673 Teoderico III
    673-675 Childerico II
    675-691 Teoderico III (2ª vez)
    691-695 Clodoveo IV
    695-711 Childeberto III
    711-715 Dagoberto III
    715-721 Chilperico II
    721-737 Teodorico IV
    737-741 Carlos Martel (interregno)
    741-743 Pipino III el Breve
    743-751 Childerico III

  7. La Neustrie (Neoster-rike, ou royaume d’Occident en vieux francique), Neustria, Neustrasia ou même Neptrecus1dans les chroniques latines, qui en font connaître très insuffisamment l'histoire, est le Royaume franc correspondant à l'ancien royaume de Syagrius, au nord-ouest de la France actuelle, et qui a initialement pour capitale Soissons. Annexé en 687 par les Austrasiens, le nom de l'ancien royaume ne désigne plus au ixe siècle que le territoire entre Seine et Loire, gouverné depuis l'époque mérovingienne par un duc du Mans.

    Ce duché du Mans prend pour capitale Tours en 843, position de repli face à l'invasion bretonne, laquelle se solde par l'abandon de la marche de Bretagne, du Cotentin et du Bessin. Le résidu occidental de la Neustrie doit faire face également à l'invasion normande, et sa défense est abandonnée en 861 au comte de Tours et au duc du Mans, formant alors une marche double, la marche de Neustrie. La partie sud-orientale de l'ancienne Neustrie, le futur Orléanais, est tout autant laissée à elle-même.

  8. The Normans wanted to subdue the Kingdoms of England, Wales and Scotland, first taking control of Normandy in the North of France and then taking by storm the South of England, that is why in the English language there are numerous terms of Norman origin, The Normans are the Ancient French, since France in those times did not exist as a Name and had different Names such as the Kingdom of Neustria, Lotharingia, Franconia. And England at that time did not have a Monarch of British origin, it was only Normand then Zanquilargo or Edward I would come, that submitted to the tribes of the North of England, Anglos and Escotos.

    Many years the Anglo Kingdoms would be at war against the Norman kingdoms.
    And that happened between the X / XI and XII centuries almost 2 centuries of War between those Kingdoms.

  9. After defeating Harald Hardrada and Tostig, Haroldo left much of his army in the north, including Edwin and Morcar, and marched with the rest to the south to face the dreaded Norman invasion.72 The English king probably had news of William's landing while traveling to the south. He stopped in London and then continued to Hastings, where it took him about a week to travel about 43 km a day73 to travel 320 km.74 Although Haroldo tried to surprise the Normans, Guillermo's scouts promptly informed the Duke of arrival of the English. The events prior to the decisive battle are not known in detail because the sources are contradictory, but all agree that Guillermo left his castle at the head of the army and went to meet the enemy.75 Haroldo had decided to take a defensive position in high on the hill of Senlac -in the present town of Battle (East Sussex) -, about 10 km away from the castle erected by the Normans.76

    Bayeux Tapestry Scene portraying the Battle of Hastings, fought on October 14, 1066.
    The battle began around nine in the morning of October 14 and lasted all day. Its development is known in general, but the details are not clear from the contradictory accounts of the sources. The number of contenders on both sides was similar, but while Guillermo had cavalry, infantry and archers, Haroldo only had infantry. and very few or no archers.78 The English soldiers formed a wall of shields on top of the hill and at first repelled the Normans with such success that William's men had to withdraw after suffering heavy casualties. Some of the Duke's Breton troops were panicked and fled in pursuit by English soldiers. At that time the Norman cavalry intervened and annihilated the English soldiers, who left the formation. During the flight of the Bretons, among the Duke's troops spread the news of the death of William, but he managed to reorder his men. The Normans faked two more withdrawals to try to get the English to chase them again and expose themselves to cavalry charges. The sources are confused about what happened during the afternoon, but the decisive fact was undoubtedly the death of Haroldo, on which several versions circulate: Guillermo de Jumièges affirms that the king was assassinated by the duke in person, but the tapestry of Bayeux, woven several decades later, represents Haroldo with the eye pierced by an arrow

  10. The exact location of the battle is in fact not known, and the arrow was added to the tapestry much later – an original print shows no arrow but a longer segmented line that isn't even going into his eye but looks more like Harold himself is wielding a spear or something similar. The Time Team special on this is pretty good, but their one on the Battle of Bosworth is excellent – they find indisputably the actual site of the battle field which is not where we thought.

  11. "Bastard descendant of viking pirats", "the future belong to the Normans", mwahaha. The usual claim that the Normans weren't actually French, but "vikings". But that doesn't hold water. It's one of England's little quirks that they absolutely hate the idea of having been conquered and subjugated by the French, so they're simply relabelled as "Normans" or "Vikings" (and later "Anglo-Normans"). These "Vikings" were only a smallish caste of warriors who had been settled in Normandy for well over a century before Hastings and had become thoroughly "Frenchified": French language, names, culture, religion, laws, food, customs and – more importantly – tactics: not for them the old shieldwall, but charges on horseback like french knights ! Calling the Norman French 'Vikings' is like saying Boris Johnson is Turkish, Nigel Farage is French or Donald Trump is German. Quite apart from that, over half of William's army weren't Normans, but came from France, Brittany and Flanders, most of them being french-speakers.

  12. did it really happen? according to .. is there a common agreement between historians? do the French historians say the same? what is the Japanese account of Pearl Harbor? "sneak attack" or "we had no choice, but were provoked"? their historians actually say the latter. .. well, one can always go to a tiebreaker, such as the pope in rome…. "so, that's a no to consubstantiation?"

  13. I think the sane way to look at history is to assume that it is all fiction, and ask, so, what is the moral? .. but do not tell anybody that you regard history, as all-fiction, else you may be diagnosed with psychosis – detachment from reality… but from whose reality? theirs? or the other side's? "I want you to admit what you did!" .. "who are you again?" … the nazis may come across as pleasant to be around, but what if they really are the monsters others claim them to be? I guess how you feal about the Shoah will determine how you feel about the hashtag metoo movement (revolution?).
    For the evidence is mostly what persons said, and there is no videotape or audio recording. "You say we were both at Woodstock? Evidence? A paper trail?" .. why would she, or they lie? … to support a land claim? You say there is a financial motive? … I have come to see the "justice system" as being about "law and order" and not "truth and justice".. it is a statistical approach, where it is unofficially accepted that some innocent persons will find themselves going to prison, so that others might feel safer, or others deterred from crimes… systemic discrimination whether against jews or some other group can exist without explicit reference, and thus no evidence found other than claims made of "feelings hurt". .. I do not believe in statistics. I think some do evil, or God allows them to do evil. If Joseph had not been falsely accused of sexually assaulting the egyptian captain's wife, and sent to prison, would he have still ended up, governor of egypt?

    After his victory at the Battle of Hastings, William marched on London and received the city’s submission. On Christmas Day of 1066, he was crowned the first Norman king of England, in Westminster Abbey, and the Anglo-Saxon phase of English history came to an end.
    French became the language of the king’s court and gradually blended with the Anglo-Saxon tongue to give birth to modern English. (Illiterate like most nobles of his time, William spoke no English when he ascended the throne and failed to master it despite his efforts. Thanks to the Norman invasion, French was spoken in England’s courts for centuries and completely transformed the English language, infusing it with new words.) William I proved an effective king of England, and the “Domesday Book,” a great census of the lands and people of England, was among his notable achievements.

  15. Could someone explain to me why this battle is regarded as one of the most important battles of European history? While I do know some things about its importance, I still want to be fully informed about it.

  16. if 40% of the Norman army was Breton, if in his genealogy William the conqueror has more Breton blood than Norse blood, if the Bretons are ancient Britons, so in the logic they just return at home

  17. Here is the part I don't get… So for centuries people were trying to take over that island. Unsuccessfully I might add. The Romans conquered a decent sized chunk but not completely. The Pics come in and ravage the place for a full generation. The Saxons completely dominated their Briton rivals to the point that there are only a handful of surviving Celtic words yet failed to take Wales. The Vikings! They really dominated the place. There is hardly a spot on the Island that was not touched by them, yet they still lost. Here comes William the conquerer. He wins 1 little battle and that's it??? I just never understood that at all.

  18. Everybody cries and complains about England / Britain invading and conquering others nations. So why does no one acknowledge the hundreds of times England was assaulted and taken over? People love to pick and chose what parts of history upsets them.

  19. I am sure both Harold and William considered themselves both members of the "white race"? At least this is what Nazis are telling us now.

  20. And then they say we’re immigrants, when they have no English blood in them(by the way I’m not french I’m Spanish)

  21. GUAIDO & MADURO PROBLEM vs WASHINGTON IMPERIALISM/ it is just ethnic cleansing having all brown boys kill each other for AIPAC. same as Palestine, the new Venezuela. however, what the two of you can do is let the Americans in once they inside unite; all your troops GUAIDO & MADURO DUKE and THE CARTEL, everyone in the continent form one solid body and destroy all of them "invaders from Washington" from Caracas to Brasilia from Brasilia to Sao Paulo, and you shall see that they will never invade another nation on their whole existence. As you called it back face. cut the tree from its roots. think about it south America will be free at last. MEXICO INCLUDED:)

  22. its fake info because King Harold died with a shoot in the eye with an bow and arrow so hes faking it even know i am in year 4 i still know because i learn this every day and i sawed the full thing xxxx love ya all

  23. La bataille de Hastings se déroula le 14 octobre 1066. Il affronta l'armée franco-normande du duc Guillaume II de Normandie avec l'armée anglo-saxonne du roi Harold II. C'était le début de la conquête normande de l'Angleterre. Il s'est déroulé à environ 11 km au nord-ouest de Hastings, près de l'actuelle ville de Battle, dans le comté de Sussex de l'Est, et a eu pour résultat une victoire décisive pour les Normands.

    L'origine de la confrontation était que, à la mort sans enfants du roi d'Angleterre Eduardo le Confesseur en janvier 1066, une lutte opposa plusieurs prétendants au trône. Haroldo fut couronné le lendemain de la mort d'Eduardo, mais dans les mois suivants, il dut faire face aux invasions de l'île par Guillermo, son propre frère Tostig et le roi norvégien Harald Hardrada. Ces deux derniers alliés atterrissent dans le nord de l'Angleterre à la tête d'un hôte viking, avec lequel ils défont une armée anglaise recrutée à la hâte lors de la bataille de Fulford le 20 septembre 1066, bien qu'ils soient vaincus cinq jours plus tard. par le roi Harold à la bataille de Stamford Bridge. Les morts au combat de Hardrada et de Tostig laissèrent le roi et le duc William d'Angleterre l'unique prétendant à la couronne. Tandis que les soldats de Harold récupéraient de la bataille, le duc de Normandie a débarqué le 28 septembre 1066 à Pevensey, au sud de l'Angleterre, et a établi une tête de plage pour lancer sa conquête du royaume. Harold a été contraint de marcher rapidement vers le sud et de recruter des troupes en cours de route.

  24. The battle of Hastings was fought on October 14, 1066. He faced the Franco-Norman army of Duke William II of Normandy with the Anglo-Saxon army of King Harold II. It was the beginning of the Norman conquest of England. It took place about seven miles northwest of Hastings, near the present town of Battle in the county of East Sussex, and its result was a decisive victory for the Normans.

    The origin of the confrontation was that, to the death without children of the king of England Eduard the Confessor in January of 1066, a struggle between several claimants to the throne began. Haroldo was crowned the day after Eduardo's death, but in the following months he had to face the invasions of the island by Guillermo, his own brother Tostig and the Norwegian king Harald Hardrada. These last two allied and landed in the north of England at the head of a Viking host, with which they defeated an English army, recruited hastily, at the Battle of Fulford on September 20, 1066, although both were defeated five days later by King Harold at the Battle of Stamford Bridge. The combat deaths of Hardrada and Tostig left the English king and Duke William as the only contenders for the crown. While the soldiers of Haroldo recovered of the battle, the Duke of Normandy disembarked the 28 of September of 1066 in Pevensey, to the south of England, and established a beach head from which to launch its conquest of the kingdom. Harold was forced to march fast south and had to recruit troops along the way.

  25. La batalla de Hastings​ se libró el 14 de octubre de 1066. Enfrentó al ejército franco-normando del duque Guillermo II de Normandía con el ejército anglosajón del rey Haroldo II. Fue el comienzo de la conquista normanda de Inglaterra. Tuvo lugar a unos once kilómetros al noroeste de Hastings, cerca de la actual localidad de Battle en el condado de Sussex Oriental, y su resultado fue una victoria decisiva de los normandos.

    El origen del enfrentamiento fue que, a la muerte sin hijos del rey de Inglaterra Eduardo el Confesor en enero de 1066, dio inicio una pugna entre varios pretendientes al trono. Haroldo fue coronado al día siguiente del óbito de Eduardo, pero en los siguientes meses tuvo que afrontar las invasiones de la isla por parte de Guillermo, de su propio hermano Tostig y del rey de Noruega Harald Hardrada. Estos dos últimos se aliaron y desembarcaron en el norte de Inglaterra al frente de una hueste vikinga, con la cual vencieron a un ejército inglés, reclutado apresuradamente, en la batalla de Fulford el 20 de septiembre de 1066, aunque ambos resultaron derrotados cinco días después por el rey Haroldo en la batalla de Stamford Bridge. Las muertes en combate de Hardrada y Tostig dejaron al rey inglés y al duque Guillermo como únicos contendientes por la corona. Mientras los soldados de Haroldo se recuperaban de la batalla, el duque de Normandía desembarcó el 28 de septiembre de 1066 en Pevensey, al sur de Inglaterra, y estableció una cabeza de playa desde la que lanzar su conquista del reino. Haroldo se vio forzado a marchar veloz hacia el sur y tuvo que reclutar tropas por el camino.

  26. Beginning of the battle
    Because many of the primary sources contradict each other at times, it is impossible to offer a description of the battle that is beyond dispute.76 The only indisputable facts are that the hostilities broke out around 09:00 on Saturday, October 14. of 1066 and that the battle lasted until nightfall.89 The battle began with the firing of archers and some Norman crossbowmen uphill towards the English shield wall, but due to the angle of the path and the slope of the hill many arrows impacted on the shields of the first line. The projectiles that shot higher just flew over the English formation and fell harmlessly behind.88 90 N 13 The lack of archers among the English forces paradoxically was an inconvenience for the Norman archers, who did not have the possibility of reusing The arrows of the enemy and only had a quiver of twenty-four arrows.91 After the discharges of their archers, Guillermo sent his spearmen to the front line to continue the attack, but these, who had to approach the Anglo-Saxon formation, were found With a hail of projectiles: spears, axes and stones.88 In view of the inability of the infantry to breach the forces of Haroldo, the Norman cavalry advanced to lend support, but also without success. Thus began a general flight of the forces of Guillermo, that apparently began in the left wing formed by Bretons. At this moment the rumor of the death of the duke arose was normal, which accentuated the confusion. The English took advantage of the situation and went in pursuit of the invaders, but Guillermo rode among his men showing his face and shouting that he was still alive.Next, the Duke led a counterattack against the English who had broken their formation, some of which had time to regroup on the hill before being overcome

  27. The battle
    Time and location

    On Saturday, October 14, 1066 awoke at 6:48 and the chronicles reflect that it was an unusually bright day, 71 although the weather conditions are unknown.72 The sunset that day was at 4:54 p.m. The battle was almost dark by 5:54 PM and in total darkness at 6:24 PM. The departure of the moon that night did not take place until 11:12, so once the sun disappeared over the horizon there was barely any natural light on the battlefield.73

    The battle took place eleven kilometers north of Hastings, in the current town of Battle, 74 between two hills, Caldbec to the north and Telham to the south. It was a zone of thick forest, with a nearby marsh.75 The route that the English army followed to the battlefield is not known with precision, since there are several possible: an old Roman road that communicated Rochester with Hastings, which has been thought that it was the most probable due to the discovery in 1876 of several coins in the vicinity; another Roman road between London and Lewes or various rural roads that also lead to the place.76 The Anglo-Saxon chronicler Guillermo de Jumièges wrote that Duke Guillermo kept his army armed and prepared for a possible surprise attack during the previous night, 76 but other accounts indicate that the Normans advanced from Hastings to the battlefield that same day.77 Most historians are inclined to this second possibility, 65 71 78 79 but Michael Kenneth Lawson argues that the Jumièges' story is correct


  29. What is the Central Idea of this Text?
    It is in fact that the Normans wanted to expand the Carolingian Empire to England, incorporating the French as a language and mixing with the Old English Language.

    Secundary Idea
    And this has nothing to do with the year 1066, or that William II of Normandy faces the Anglo-Saxon army of King Harold II. This is a Secondary Idea and it is not the Central Idea

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