William Takes Counsel

     After William crossed the Channel from Normandy to England he held a council of war with two of his half brothers, Bishop Odo of Bayeux and Robert of Mortain.

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The Battle of Hastings Begins

     Harold's house-carls (bodyguards) fight against the Norman cavalry from behind the shield-wall. A single unarmored bowman is a reminder that Harold did not have many archers. In any case, the light arrows they used were of little use against armored knights.

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Scenes from the Battle

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