Summarize the Battle of Hastings
William of Normandy befriends Harold Godwisnson, an English earl, becoming his vassal. Harold goes back to England. Later, King Edward of England dies leaving no heir. William, who was related to Edward, claims the throne. Harold claims the throne saying Edward had promised it to him on his deathbed. For William, this broke the feaudal contract of loyalty to a lord and he declares war. William invades England in 1066 and the battle at Hastings. Harold is killed in battle and William the Conqueror is made king of England as well as Normandy.