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The weapons which the english fought with easily cut through shields and other protective armour.’
When the Normans retreated a thousand Saxon Warriors left the protection of the Shield Wall to chase after the Normans. They were easily Killed by the Norman Horsemen!
The Normans imagined their Duke was dead, but he rushed after them and showed his bared head. “Look at me!” he shouted, “I’m still alive.”
The Shield Wall was weakened but still strong, so William orders his Archers to aim high to distract the Saxons whilst he led another charge.
The Shield Wall Collapses,Death of Harold,“Receiving the fatal arrow from a distance, he died. One of the Norman soldiers with a sword then cut off his leg as he lay.”
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