It was 14th October 1066. There was a slight mist all around. It was about 9.30am. England would never be the same again.
|Duke William ordered his archers to fire at the Saxon shield wall. The Norman cavalry attacked.|
Around midday, some of the Normans began to retreat due to the fierce fighting. Some of the Saxons got excited - they sensed victory - and ran after them down the hill.
|Suddenly a rumour went round that Duke William was dead - the Normans were worried! William shouted to his soldiers and showed his face to prove he was not dead.|
The small Saxon force who ran down the hill was quickly surrounded by horses. They were slaughtered.