cider from Normandy
The cry went up, “Duke William’s dead,” and the Norman onslaught wavered. Soldiers began to break from their ranks and run downhill away from us.
We were impregnable within our Saxon shield wall, in our militarily superior position at the top of the hill. But as the Normans began to flee, our men gave chase. Ignoring our leaders’ orders they pursued the invaders with swords raised, already tasting victory. Too late they saw the Normans reassured by the appearance of Duke William who urged his men on to slay King Harold’s army.
The Anglo-Saxon world ceased that day in 1066.