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.
The Battle of Hastings Begins
(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.
Scenes from the Battle