Event: Battle, Enquiry, Flight, Killing/murder, Speech, WarBattle of Hastings

Scholarly Info
Description Here Duke William 1 asks Vital whether he has seen Harold 3's army. This man informs King Harold 3 about Duke William 1's army. Here Duke William 1 exhorts his soldiers to prepare themselves like men and wisely for the battle against the English army. Here fell Leofwine 69 and Gyrth 1, brothers of King Harold 3. Here fell the English and the French simultaneously in the battle. Here Bishop Odo 3 with a staff in his hand encourages his Squires. Here is Duke William 1. Eustace 1. Here the French do battle. And those who were with Harold 3 fell. Here King Harold 3 was killed. And the English fled.
Event Title Battle of Hastings (1066)/
Year 1066
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Original Text HIC WILLELM DUX INTERROGAT VITAL SI VIDISSET EXERCITUM HAROLDI. OSTE NUNTIAT HAROLDUM REGEM DE EXERCITU WILLELMI DUCIS. HIC WILLELM DUX ALLOQUITUR SUIS MILITIBUS UT PREPARARENT SE VIRILITER ET SAPIENTER AD PRELIUM CONTRA ANGLORUM EXERCITUM. HIC CECIDERUN

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