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The Saxon Herald 1066: October 14th

The Saxon Herald 1066: October 14th

The battle began at 7am and lasted all day.

William's first attack was stopped by Harold's shield wall.

William made several more attacks but couldn't break the shield wall.

In the afternoon, one of the Saxons thought he heard the Normans shouting that William was dead.

The Saxons, confident that they could win, broke the shield wall and chased the Normans down the hill.

he Norman horsemen turned and charged into the Saxon foot soldiers and cut them down.

The Normans were then able to break the remains of the shield wall.

At the end of the day, our King Harold, was killed.

William was last seen giving thanks for victory at the top of the hill.

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