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Michael Linton's Bayeux Tapestry: 1066 - A Medieval Mosaic and Puzzles

Medieval Mosaic

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Master Wace

his Chronicle of
THE NORMAN CONQUEST
from the
ROMAN DE ROU

Translated By
EDGAR TAYLOR ESQ. F. S. A.
LONDON,
WILLIAM PICKERING, 1837

This electronic edition
was prepared by
Michael A. Linton, 2004
www.1066.co.nz

Chapter I

HOW WILLIAM BECAME DUKE, AND HOW HIS BARONS REVOLTED AGAINST HIM.

Chapter II

HOW THE KING OF FRANCE CAME; AND OF THE BATTLE THAT WAS FOUGHT AT VAL DES DUNES.

Chapter III

HOW CANUTE DIED, AND ALFRED FELL BY TREASON; AND HOW EDWARD AFTERWARDS BECAME KING.

Chapter IV

THE REVOLT OF WILLIAM OF ARQUES; AND HOW HE AND THE KING OF FRANCE WERE FOILED BY DUKE WILLIAM.

Chapter V

HOW THE KING OF FRANCE INVADED NORMANDY, AND WAS BEATEN AT MORTEMER.

Chapter VI

HOW THE KING OF FRANCE CAME AGAIN AGAINST DUKE WILLIAM, AND WAS DEFEATED AT VARAVILLE.

Chapter VII

HOW WILLIAM PROSPERED, AND HOW HE WENT TO ENGLAND TO VISIT KING EDWARD; AND WHO GODWIN WAS.

Chapter VIII

OF HAROLD'S JOURNEY TO NORMANDY, AND WHAT HE DID THERE.

Chapter IX

HOW KING EDWARD DIED, AND HAROLD WAS CROWNED IN HIS STEAD; AND HOW DUKE WILLIAM TOOK COUNSEL AGAINST HIM.

Chapter X

HOW THE BARONS MET AT LILLEBONNE, AND WHAT AID THEY AGREED TO GIVE.

Chapter XI

HOW THE NORMAN HOST MET AT ST. VALERY, AND SAILED THENCE.

Chapter XII

HOW THE DUKE AND HIS HOST LANDED NEAR TO HASTINGS, AND MADE THEMSELVES A FORT.

Chapter XIII

HOW AN ENGLISH KNIGHT RODE TO HAROLD WHO WAS FIGHTING TOSTI; AND WHAT MESSAGE WAS SENT BY THE DUKE.

Chapter XIV

HOW THE ENGLISH CONSULTED, AND WENT TO MEET THE NORMAN HOST; AND HAROLD AND GURTH WENT FORTH TO RECONNOITRE.

Chapter XV

WHAT FURTHER PARLEY WAS HAD BETWEEN THE KING AND DUKE WILLIAM BEFORE THE BATTLE.

Chapter XVI

HOW BOTH HOSTS PASSED THE NIGHT AND MADE READY FOR BATTLE; AND HOW THE DUKE EXHORTED HIS MEN.

Chapter XVII

WHO WAS CHOSEN TO BEAR THE DUKE'S GONFANON IN THE BATTLE.

Chapter XVIII

HOW THE MEN OR ENGLAND MADE READY, AND WHO THEY WERE.

Chapter XIX

HOW THE THREE NORMAN COMPANIES MOVED ON TO ATTACK THE ENGLISH.

Chapter XX

HOW TAILLEFER SANG, AND THE BATTLE BEGAN.

Chapter XXI

HOW THE ARCHERS SMOTE HAROLD'S EYE; AND WHAT STRATAGEM THE NORMANS USED.

Chapter XXII

THE ROLL OF THE NORMAN CHIEFS; AND THEIR DEEDS. LES NONS DE GRAUNTZ DELA LA MER QUE VINDRENT OD LE CONQUEROUR WILLIAM BASTARD DE GRAUNT VIGOURE.

Chapter XXIII

THE ROLL OF THE NORMAN LORDS CONTINUED.

Chapter XXIV

WHAT DEEDS OF ARMS DUKE WILLIAM DID; AND HOW HAROLD WAS SLAIN AND THE ENGLISH FLED.

Chapter XXV

HOW WILLIAM WAS CROWNED KING; AND HOW HE AT LAST FELL ILL AT ROUEN.

Chapter XXVI

HOW WILLIAM DIED, AND WAS BURIED AT CAEN.

Conclusion

KING WILLIAM'S CHARACTER, FROM THE SAXON CHRONICLE.