The Normans

Bayeux Tapestry - Battle of Hastings

by Mandy Barrow

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Two types of shields were in use in 1066.

The latest type was the narrow, tapering shield (kite shield), which ran down the length of the body from neck to ankle, and, in effect, was an extension of body armour. The other type is like a target, round and heavier, with a central iron boss. It was used to cover the body in close quarter fighting, and to push or bludgeon one's opponent. Both kinds of shields were used in the Battle of Hastings.


Norman knights carrying kite-shaped shields always on the left arm.

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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