Anglo-Norman Studies XI: Proceedings of the Battle by R. Allen Brown

By R. Allen Brown

&AEthelwine, Pre-Conquest Sheriff; Alliances of Ellfgar of Mercia; fort stories because 1850; Charles the Bald's Fortified Bridges; Clares and the Crown; Coastal Salt creation; Hydrographic and send Hydrodynamic points of the Invasion; Leland and Historians; priests on this planet: Gundulf of Rochester; acquiring Benefices in 12c E. Anglia; St Pancras Priory, Lewes; Slavery; Wace and war.

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From these two prints, we do not have to look for a medieval explanation for FC; the gap was made between 1737 and 176115. A third print dated 1785 shows the ruins from the west with Wall F on the north. East of FC there are four openings, plus a clear outline of one of the substantial arches shown on the 1737 print. One of the most interesting features of this print is that, as in 1988, there are four openings east of FC, whereas in 1737, there were five. Therefore, between 1737 and 1785, one, FX, was blocked up.

Grant reprovier iert a nos eirs. Attack them fiercely, Fierement les envalsslez, if you wish to rout them utterly. ' E cil crient: 'Alum, alum! Ke faites VU? ' And they cry, 'Let's go, let's go! What are you doing? ' (Wace 1112,641-64) All Neel's rousing speech seems to suggest is that 'Up and at 'em' is sufficient instruction to conduct a battle. In fact, as Wace shows, orders, and the co-ordination of forces known as tactics, are vitally important. He has clear ideas of how best to set out men for a battle.

I Ed. I. Arnotd, 2 vols SATF Paris, 1938. 1940. The sentiment is utterly conventional. Cf. the words of a knight to the Countess of Leicester when pulling her out of a ditch at the battle of Fomham St Genevieve in 1174, from Jordan Fanrosme's Chronicle ed. R: C. Johnston. Oxford 1981,l. 1,071. The translations of the Bmt are my own. Those of the Rou which follow often owe much to Edgar Taylor. Master Wace, his Chronicle of the Norman Conquest. London 1837, although this only covers the section from the Third version concerning William's life.

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