The Norman Retreat

The Norman Retreat (HM2DLP)

Location: , England RH20 4HN West Sussex
Country: United Kingdom
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N 50° 54.659', W 0° 29.077'

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The Norman Retreat

After ferocious fighting the first Norman attack falters and breaks.
The left wing of Duke William's army, including a group of knights from Brittany, is driven back by the English. At the same time rumour spreads that Duke William has fallen in the fighting. Terrified at the news, the Norman army disengages from the shield wall and retreats.
As it falls back, the English begin eagerly to pursue the retreating Normans down the hill. The first crisis of the battle is approaching.
( photo caption )
- The confusion and slaughter of battle. In the lower band are shown the wounded, dead and dying.
Detail from the Bayeux Tapestry - 11th century. By special permission of the City of Bayeux.
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Date Added Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 1:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 676829 N 5642939
Decimal Degrees50.91098333, -0.48461667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 50° 54.659', W 0° 29.077'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds50° 54' 39.54" N, 0° 29' 4.6200000000001" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near , England RH20 4HN, GB
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