The story of 1066: Collectibles
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The Shield Wall
As the Battle of Hastings began, and the Normans climbed the hill towards the Saxons who locked their shields together into a 'shield wall'. This was their traditional way of defending themselves and it was very hard for the Normans to break through it, even whilst mounted on their horses.
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The Bayeux Tapestry gives us a keen insight into the weapons that were wielded in the Battle of Hastings. From the simple and affordable club to fine steel-bladed swords, we take a closer look at one of England's most famous battles and the weapons used by the Normans and Saxons.The Weaponry of 1066