The First Norman Attack

The First Norman Attack (HM2DLS)

Location: , England RH20 4HW West Sussex
Country: United Kingdom
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N 50° 54.825', W 0° 29.149'

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The First Norman Attack

The battle opens to the terrible sound of trumpets on both sides.
William's men advance up the hill to attack the English shield wall. They are led by lightly armed foot soldiers and archers. Behind them are ranks of heavily armoured infantry and cavalry who will drive home the attack.
The fighting is ferocious. Above the clash of weapons there rise fierce battle cries and the groans of the injured and dying. But, with the advantage of the slope and their united mass behind a wall of shields, the English resist every assault.
( photo caption )
- The Norman knights on horseback assault the armoured infantry of the English shield wall. Visible in the ranks of both sides are the figures of archers, some of them armoured.
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 676734 N 5643244
Decimal Degrees50.91375000, -0.48581667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 50° 54.825', W 0° 29.149'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds50° 54' 49.5" N, 0° 29' 8.9400000000001" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near B2139, England RH20 4HW, GB
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