The Weakened Shield Wall

The Weakened Shield Wall (HM2DN9)

Location: , England RH20 West Sussex
Country: United Kingdom
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N 50° 54.751', W 0° 29.332'

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—Battle of Hastings, 1066 —

The Weakened Shield Wall

Duke William brings forward archers in preparation for a final Norman assault on the English line.
By late afternoon the feigned Norman retreats have thinned the ranks of Harold's shield-wall. Duke William's bowmen are now sent forward to fire into the English line and weaken it further. One of the arrows seems to have wounded or killed King Harold.
The Normans now begin a last fierce assault on the beleaguered English line.
( photo caption )
- Archers fire into the English line as the Normans attack. The shields of the English soldiers are stuck full of arrows.
Detail from the Bayeux Tapestry - 11th century. By special permission of the City of Bayeux.
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HM NumberHM2DN9
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Date Added Thursday, January 17th, 2019 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 676524 N 5643099
Decimal Degrees50.91251667, -0.48886667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 50° 54.751', W 0° 29.332'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds50° 54' 45.06" N, 0° 29' 19.92" W
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