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.