|The fighting continued
through the afternoon. The Normans had to find a way to get through
the shield wall.
Duke William had seen how some of the Saxons had run after the retreating Normans. He thought this might be the solution.
|Duke William ordered some of his forces to pretend to retreat. The Norman cavalry charged at the shield wall, just as they had done all day. Suddenly the Normans turned and fled down the hill.|
The Saxons thought the Normans were finished. The chased them down the hill. The ambush had worked!