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 Stamford Bridge

25th September 1066

"Their momentum was unstoppable and the shield-wall disintegrated, blown away like leaves in the wind. And then the butchery began..."

from Housecarl by Laurence J Brown

A Warmaster diagram of the Battle of Stamford Bridge by Rob Hardy.

Battle of Stamford Bridge diagram

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