Our beloved King Harold II has been killed in battle!
Our heroic leader was fighting gallantly in the bloody battle of Hastings, when an arrow suddenly flew down and peirced through his eye. The murderer was one of the English warriors, who was clearly too much of a coward to face King Harold II. The King was rushed to the physician' immediately following the injury, but to no avail. The King died soon after. "He had no chance" says royal physician Chamberlain, who tended to our King.
The people gathered in the town today to mourn the passing of our beloved ruler.
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Article by David M
It is 1066 AD. The Norman King William is marching against English King Harold. On the side of the English: footsoldiers with swords, axes, lances, and shields, which they overlap to make a shield wall. On the side of the Normans: archers, cavalry with lances, and footsoldiers. The battle begins at 9:00am. Despite multiple attempts, the Normans cannot break through the English shield wall. Then, after hearing a cry that their king is dead, the Normans retreat. The English break ranks and chase after them, but King William is not dead, so the Normans counter attack and slaughter the English.
Breaking News! Bloody War Rages On!
And now we go live to the Battle of Hastings, where Fredrick has the story. "Yes, It's hard to believe the carnage of the battle that is raging on. As you can see behind me, William ll is fighting Harold ll and Harold has constructed a wall of soldiers. It seems as though the Normans will not be winning this battle, because of the brilliantly devised meat-shield the English have set up. Despite various attempts, the Normans cannot keep their ground and are retreating! The English are breaking ranks and following! Oh my, the Normans have changed direction and are defeating the English! It looks like the Normans have won!"
Breaking news! King Harold ll is dead!
On Saturday 14 of October 1066, men battled on a hillside beginning at 9:00am. The English stood side by side making a wall with their shields. The Norman’s men heard that their king was dead. They started to fall back. The English started to follow them and push them out breaking their shield wall. Suddenly, King William shouted out “I live!” The Normans quickly turned on the English and started cutting them to shreds. The Normans shot arrows into the sky! Arrows flew through the air and one landed in King Harold’s eye. Sadly, King Harold II is dead.
The enemy has fallen! The gallant king William II has crushed the turncoat,
Harold II. Harold, who had previously pledged allegiance to William, claimed that the throne was, in fact, his. While the battle raged on, some of our troops drew back. The foolish troops of Harold followed, and the shield wall was broken. Our knights rushed in, and Harold was shot in the eye. The arrow that struck him down must have been guided by the hand of God, to slay the traitor. The rightful heir to the throne has taken his true place and will right all the wrongs the traitor has done!
King Harold dies for the second time!
We go to Beverly for the report. "Behind me you can see that King Harold II and his army has a wall of overlapping shields that seems to be unbreakable. What's this? Word is spreading that King William II is dead! The Normans are starting to retreat, have the English won? They are breaking pattern to run after them! Behind the Norman line William yells, "I'm alive!", and the Normans turn around and slaughter the English. They start to fire arrows into the air, and one comes down to hit Harold right in the eye! The name Harold has died once more!"
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King Harold II dead! Read all about it!!!
Article by Winston C (Normand Reporter)
Date 14 October 1066
The trader King Harold II has finally been killed in the battle of Hastings by an arrow to the eye. Our beloved Duke William II of Normandy led the Normand army to victory and cut the Anglo-Saxon dogs and they king to size at the same time! The battle took place approximately 7 miles north-west of Hastings. The result of the battle is a Decisive Normand victory, but a victory no less!
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The Battle of Hastings has come to end!
Duke William II of Normandy has succeed, achieving victory over King Harold II.
After several long grueling hours of bloodshed our lovely Duke William has captured victory of the English however his army suffered many losses, around 10,000 soldiers have been lost in the battle. We hope to identify those we've lost soon, although that may not be possible for all due to certain disfiguring injuries. With the throne now open and the battle one there are high chances William shall become king, however that shall not be known for at least another few weeks.
Shocking news!1 king Harold is dead he fought bravely in the battle of hastings. The battle started at 9 in the morning til 4 in the afternoon. The English battled on foot and the normans rode into the battle on horses. King Harold was killed when an arrow smashed into his eye.
October 14, 1066
Article by Mason T, reporter
The Battle of Hastings
After a bloody, all-day battle, fought on Senlac Hill near Hastings, England, the Norman forces of William the Conqueror defeated King Harold II of England. Just over two weeks before, William landed in England with approximately 7,000 troops and cavalry, claiming his right to the English throne.
The battle was quite savage and casualties on both sides were very high. The shield wall used by Harold's army was difficult to break through, even for the Norman cavalry. William ordered his knights to pretend to retreat, causing some of Harold's men to break ranks and leave gaps in the shield wall. Harold and his men were then slaughtered. In the end, England had a new king - William the Conqueror, the first Norman king of England.
This just in, king Harold has left his throne in an honourable state. this evening, in the year 1066, our magnificent king Harold has died in battle from a shocking reason. The battle of Hastings was his last battle and lasted a whole day, going strong. King Harold's army was fighting and staying strong, until he took an arrow to the eye. This is sadly the end of King. Who will rule in his place? This will no doubt be a memory that we will hold on to.
The death of King Harold II
King Harold was the last Anglo-Saxon king of England. Harold was brave and a very good king. But on October 14, he died in the battle of Hastings where he got an arrow straight in the eye. The death of King Harold was devastating for people around him as well as his army. But King Harolds army was still brave and even though there king was gone, they still fought for him.
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