Illustrations of the
Bayeux Tapestry
2nd quarter

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17 and here they crossed the Couesnon River
Here Duke Harold dragged them from the sand
18 and they came to Dol and Conan turned in flight Rennes 19 Here the knights of Duke William fight against the men of 19a Dinan 20 and Conan passed out the keys 21 Here William gave
arms to Harold
22 Here William came to Bayeux 23 Where Harold made an oath to Duke William 24 Here Duke Harold returned to English land 25 and he came to King Edward 26 Here the body of King Edward is carried to the Church of Saint Peter the Apostle 27 Here King Edward in bed
speaks to his faithful followers
28 and here he died
29 Here they gave the
king's crown to Harold
30 Here sits Harold King of the English
31 Archbishop Stigand
32 These people marvel at the star 33 Harold 34 Here an English ship came to the land of Duke William 35 Here Duke William ordered ships to be built 36 Here they drag the ships to the sea
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The battles continue at Dol and Rennes. At Dinan, the Duke of Brittany surrenders to William. During the victory celebration William knights Harold, and Harold takes a solemn oath to become the man of William. Harold returns to England. Edward the Confessor dies. Harold is crowned King of England. (Haley's Comet appears.) Word of Harold's coronation travels to William. William orders the Normans to begin building a fleet.

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