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The Story of Harold Godwinson

Throughout this unit of learning, we will focus on the story of Harold Godwinson, who is famous for being the last Anglo-Saxon king of England. Throughout this learning, we will look at his life story, his achievements and what makes him such an important historical figure.


We will explore:

Courage: Harold showed courage by being bold in confronting King Edward about allowing his family to return to England and restoring their powerful positions.

Commitment: He showed commitment to England and his people by fighting William to death in the Battle of Hastings, demonstrating that he was willing to sacrifice his life for his country.

Creativity: Harold showed creativity in his management of armies and people to prevent rebellions and unrest from getting out of hand.

Community: Harold maintained level of peace and tranquility to establish stable communities, on behalf of Edward, in the counties he was in control of.