Location: Cotentin / France

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Event WilliamofJumieges.Gesta Normannorum Ducum  V.4   William of Jumièges claims that Æthelred 32 sent ships with a great and well-equipped army to Normandy in order to devastate the land by robbery and fire, with the exception of Mont-St-Michel... and that they should conquer the duchy [of Normandy], capture Duke Richard 2... and return with him alive to England. Nigel 1 with his knights, together with a multitude of common people, launched an unexpected attack upon the English and slaughtered many of them. Those who returned to Æthelred 32 told him their story, making him blush and feel deeply ashamed.