Here you will find information and pictures on the Bayeux Tapestry and Battle of Hastings
The Normans

Bayeux Tapestry - Battle of Hastings

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The main weapons for both sides are clubs, maces, swords and spears.

A typical spear used during the battle was seven or eight feet long.

What other weapons can you see below?


Spears, axes, bows and arrows and swords


Maces and clubs

A mace is an upmarket club, used to bash in the head of one's opponent.



 

 

The English had Danish battle axes that could kill a knight or his horse in one blow.

 

 

 


Duke William had plenty of archers in his army, King Harold had relatively few. Probably most of Harold's archers had been left behind by the rapid much from Stamford Bridge.

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Contents

The Norman Invasion of England - introduction

Meet the four claimants to the English throne (includes family tree)

The battle of Stamford Bridge

Who was the leader of the Normans?

Who were the Normans? Houses, clothes, food

Where did William fight Harold for the English Throne?
The Battle of Hastings

What happened at the Battle of Hastings?

Who died with an arrow in his eye?

William becomes King - plus Domesday Book info

The Bayeux Tapestry - introduction

What is the Bayeux Tapestry about?

Questions and answers about the Bayeux Tapestry Part one

Questions and answers about the Bayeux Tapestry Part two

Horses | Armour | Shields | Helmets | Weapons

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