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The Brutal Battle that Killed King Harold of England 11th Century

The Brutal Battle that Killed King Harold of England 11th Century


Part of scene 52 of the Bayeux Tapestry. This depicts mounted Normans attacking the Anglo

Tapisserie de Bayeux - Scène 57 : La mort d'Harold

Detail from the Bayeux Tapestry shows the moment that King Harold was killed at the Battle

A search for the remains of King Harold is due to be carried out at a church in Waltham Abbey in Essex

11th century. © Bayeux Museum. Courtesy of the Ville

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