Harold Godwinson needed to be king because he was a very negotiating man and he believed that he could negotiate with all his people if he became king. He wanted the best for England and (he thought) to achieve this he should become king! He wanted peace across England.
Harold Godwinson believed he should be king because he was the only englishman out of the 4 others, which were: Prince Edgar, Harold Godwinson, Duke William and Harald Hardrada.
He also was the King's (Edward the Confessor) Army Genral. He was a very important English noble, t'was married to Edward's sister. On Edwards death bed he chose Harold to be the next king; but he was the only person there so if that is true or not ... NOBODY KNOWS But he did rebel against Edward in 1051
Prince Edgar: He was the King's nephew so therefore the nearest blood relative. But he was only 14 and lived in Hungary.
The practice ended after the War of the Roses. Under Henry VII (1485-1509) fighting between rival aristocratic factions was subject to severe penalties, which were enforced by the newly created and much dreaded Court of Star Chamber, which was largely outside ordinary jurisdiction and made its own rules. At the same time the spread of the Renaissance to the British Isles led to fundamental changes in the kind of education considered necessary for young noblemen and knights. Latin and Greek became the order of the day for all 'young gentlemen'. Those parents who could afford it hired private tutors, while others persuaded schools like Eton, Winchester and Westminster to teach their sons as boarders. Joncey
You should read "Utopia", its his famous book about a fictional country. He blamed societies' problems on society itself and was killed by King Henry the 8th because the Pope excommunicated the King. so... its safe to say he didn't support the King's sleazeyness
It was originally Angle Land after the German tribe of Angles who arrived around 800 AD.
The Normans invaded Ireland in 1169 and the last major war against the English ended in 1603. The conquest was a gradual process in between these two dates.