Norman knights under Duke William the Conqueror in 1066.
Cavalier Normand en 1066. Gravure aquarellée vers 1880 d’après un dessin de Philippoteaux.
The Battle of Hastings took place on 14 October 1066 and was the first military success of the French Normans during the conquest of England. The Norman army under Duke William the Conqueror defeated the Saxons under their king Harald II.
Source: Costumes civils et militaires des Français à travers les siècles. 1883. Author: Jean Baptiste Marie Augustin Challamel. Engraver: Meunier, Jean-Baptiste. Ouvrage couronné par l’Académie francaise.
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