Ancient Emperors. Deathbed Memoir
I am writing this letter to let you now that I’m alive and well, and I will become back home soon. The battle is over and we came out victorious but it was not an easy venture. During this journey, I have experience on forgettable, also scaring, and surreal all at the same time and I want to tell you that had happened in the battle. The battle of Hastings has been the most memorable and successful battle that I have ever participated in my life. It was an honor to fight with Duke William for his right to be a crown king. This battle all started after the dead of king Edward the confessor died on January 5, 1066 without an heir. He had promise William the English throne before he died. On his deathbed king Edward apparently changed his mind and appointed his will Harold Wessex his successor instead (sayre, 2011). William considered himself rightfully to be the next King since he was promised the throne first. Confusion arose in my mind wondering who is the rightful heir of England’s throne. I found out that Harold’s claim to the throne was stronger when king Edward supposedly uttered to Harold on his deathbed: “Into Harold’s hand I commit my kingdom” (invasion of England 1066,1997, p. 2) while as, William justified his claim by blood relationship with Edward, although distant cousins (Invention of England 1066, 1997, p). What angered William the most was Harold’s swearing on the relics of a martyred saint that he would support his right to the throne and did not. So open this he set out to gather himself an army.
He asks for approval of the people, and during summer time he gathered army of noblemen and adventures and held a great speech. He advice us that tomorrow morning we would go to battle. He promised us land and titles under his new kingdom. There were around about 7,000 of us troops. (britishbattles.com) Months had...