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M. Eversberg II




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PostPosted: Tue 27 Oct, 2009 4:51 am    Post subject: English cavalry at Hastings?         Reply with quote

I was reading this article here: http://www.myArmoury.com/feature_battle_hastings.html

On the deployment map, it shows a small group of English horsemen holding the flanks. I was under the impression that Anglo Saxons dismounted to fight, so were there actually cavalrymen present on the English side? If so, what quality would they be?

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Lafayette C Curtis




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PostPosted: Tue 27 Oct, 2009 12:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I don't know about English cavalry at Hastings, but they almost certainly had light infantry there. The closest I've been able to get at the moment is Earl Ralph the Timid's idea of having the fyrdsmen under his command fight mounted in the battle of Worcester (1055)--with disastrous results.
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