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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

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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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