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

Bayeux Tapestry - Battle of Hastings

by Mandy Barrow

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The English made shield walls to protect themselves from the Norman cavalry.

Both sides wore chain mail armour which gave them much protection.

Chain mail armour consists of small metal rings linked together in a pattern to form a mesh.

A coat of mail would weigh about thirty pounds, depending on length, light enough for a horse to carry without tiring, and also supple and flexiable.

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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