Illustrations of the
Bayeux Tapestry
3rd quarter

ISTI PORTANT ARMAS AD NAVES ET HIC TRAHVNT CARRVM CVM VINO ET ARMIS + HIC VVILLELM DVX IN MAGNO NAVIGIO MARE TRANSIVIT ET VENIT AD PEVENESAE HIC EXEVNT CABALLI DE NAVIBVS ET HIC MILITES FESTINAVERVNT HESTINGA VT CIBVM RAPERENTVR HIC EST VVADARD HIC COQVITVR CARO ET HIC MINISTRAVERVNT MINISTRI HIC FECERVN[T] PRANDIVM ET HIC EPISCOPVS CIBV[M] ET POTV[M] BENEDICIT ODO EP[ISCOPV]S    ROTBERT ISTE IVSSIT VT FODERETVR CASTELLVM AT HESTENGA CEASTRA HIC NVNTIATVM EST VVILLELM[O] DE HAROLD[O] HIC DOMVS INCENDITVR HIC MILITES EXIERVNT DE HESTENGA ET VENERVNT AD PR[O]ELIVM CONTRA HAROLDVM REGE[M] HIC VVILLELM DVX INTERROGAT VITAL[EM] SI VIDISSET HAROLDI EXERCITV[M]
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37 These men carry arms to the ships and here they drag a cart with wine and arms 37a image 38 Here Duke William in a great fleet crossed the sea and came to Pevensey 39 Here the horses leave the ships 40 and here the knights have hurried to Hastings to seize food 41 Here is Wadard 42 Here the meat is being cooked and here the servants have served (it) 43 Here they made breakfast 43a And here the bishop
blesses the food and drink
44 Bishop Odo, William, Robert 45 He ordered that a motte should be dug at Hastings 45a The camp 46 Here it was announced to
William concerning Harold
47 Here a house is burned 48 Here the knights have left Hastings 48a and have come to the battle against King Harold 49 Here Duke William asks Vitalis if he has seen Harold's army
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The ships take on their supplies. The horses board, and the ships set sail. The fleet sails under the protection of the Pope's banner and lands at Pevensey. The Normans disembark and ride to Hastings. The cooks prepare food. William and his lords celebrate at a banquet. The Normans build their camp and prepare for battle. The Norman army assembles. The Normans ride out to meet the Anglo-Saxons.

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