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By all accounts, King Harold was considered a success by those he ruled because he ruled fairly, understood the laws and stood by them, fought side by side with the men that were his army, listened to his councils, did not seem to seek glory and fame, but truly wanted to unite all the factions of England so that there would be peace rather than constant friction.

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Harold said: "my family are the most powerful in England. We have controlled Wessex for years. We intend to control England one day. Fifteen years ago we tried to take over. We rebelled and tried to get rid of king Edward the confessor. But he beat us and threw us out of England..."

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Harold Godwinson was crowned unlawfully by a man called Stigand, who the Pope of that time had ordered should no longer be a priest.

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because king edward was married to his sister and Harold was quite an important man already

Also because the King Eward promised Harold Godwinsin the thrown

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