The last stand of King Harold and his Housecarles

Early (High) Middle Ages: The Battle of Hastings was fought against the Norman French Army (Williams Duke of Normandy) and the English army ( King Harold Godwinson). This was the beginning of the Norman conquest of England.

Battle of Hastings: map by John Fawkes

William Duke of Normandy’s historic victory over the Saxon army of King Harold on October leading to the conquest of England and the eventual replacement of the Anglo-Saxon dominated society by a Norman French

The Battle of Hastings : The Norman Assault

Normans Assault on Harold. The Battle of Hastings : The Norman Assault

Harold's Brothers Fall: Bayeux Tapestry

The Battle of Hastings; the deaths of King Harold’s brothers, the Earls Gurth and Leofwin: a scene from the Bayeux Tapestry.

Battle of Hastings

The Battle of Hastings was fought on 14 October 1066 between the Norman-French army of Duke William of Normandy and an English army under the Anglo-Saxson King Harold II, and was a decisive Norman Victory.

Harold fatally injured: Bayeux Tapestry

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