The cover of 'Housecarl' shows a scene in the style of the Bayeux tapestry. Saxon housecarls line up in chain-mail armour with helmets, shields, axes and spears, while the red dragon of Wessex, Harol's personal banner of is held aloft. A single archer is shown, much smaller than the rest, wearing a white tunic.

Housecarl by :Laurence J Brown

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Battle of Hastings

14th October 1066

"...for the third time in as many weeks the fields of England wept tears of blood as its destiny was disputed to the ring of steel on steel and the cries of the wounded and dying..."

from Housecarl by Laurence J Brown

A Warmaster diagram of the Battle of Hastings by Rob Hardy.

Battle of Hastings diagram

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