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The Chronicle of the Norman Conquest from the Roman de Rou

By Wace
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  • MASTER WACE
  • HIS CHRONICLE OF THE NORMAN CONQUEST
    • FROM THE
  • ROMAN DE ROU
    • TRANSLATED WITH NOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS
      • CONTENTS AND ILLUSTRATIONS.
      • INTRODUCTION.
    • CONTENTS AND ILLUSTRATIONS.
    • INTRODUCTION.
    • THE CHRONICLE.
      • PROLOGUE CONCERNING THE AUTHOR OF THIS BOOK, SETTING FORTH HIS INTENT AND DEGREE.
      • CHAPTER I.
      • HOW WILLIAM BECAME DUKE, AND HOW HIS BARONS REVOLTED AGAINST HIM.
      • CHAPTER II.
      • HOW THE KING OF FRANCE CAME; AND OF THE BATTLE THAT WAS FOUGHT AT VAL DES DUNES.
      • CHAPTER III.
      • HOW CANUTE DIED, AND ALFRED FELL BY TREASON; AND HOW EDWARD AFTERWARDS BECAME KING.
      • CHAPTER IV.
      • THE REVOLT OF WILLIAM OF ARQUES; AND HOW HE AND THE KING OF FRANCE WERE FOILED BY DUKE WILLIAM.
      • CHAPTER V.
      • HOW THE KING OF FRANCE INVADED NORMANDY, AND WAS BEATEN AT MORTEMER.
      • CHAPTER VI.
      • HOW THE KING OF FRANCE CAME AGAIN AGAINST DUKE WILLIAM, AND WAS DEFEATED AT VARAVILLE.
      • CHAPTER VII.
      • HOW WILLIAM PROSPERED, AND HOW HE WENT TO ENGLAND TO VISIT KING EDWARD; AND WHO GODWIN WAS.
      • CHAPTER VIII.
      • OF HAROLD'S JOURNEY TO NORMANDY, AND WHAT HE DID THERE.
      • CHAPTER IX.
      • HOW KING EDWARD DIED, AND HAROLD WAS CROWNED IN HIS STEAD; AND HOW DUKE WILLIAM TOOK COUNSEL AGAINST HIM.
      • CHAPTER X.
      • HOW THE BARONS MET AT LILLEBONNE, AND WHAT AID THEY AGREED TO GIVE.
      • CHAPTER XI.
      • HOW THE NORMAN HOST MET AT ST. VALERY, AND SAILED THENCE.
      • CHAPTER XII.
      • HOW THE DUKE AND HIS HOST LANDED NEAR TO HASTINGS, AND MADE THEMSELVES A FORT.
      • CHAPTER XIII.
      • HOW AN ENGLISH KNIGHT RODE TO HAROLD WHO WAS FIGHTING TOSTI; AND WHAT MESSAGE WAS SENT BY THE DUKE.
      • CHAPTER XIV.
      • HOW THE ENGLISH CONSULTED, AND WENT TO MEET THE NORMAN HOST; AND HAROLD AND GURTH WENT FORTH TO RECONNOITRE.
      • CHAPTER XV.
      • WHAT FURTHER PARLEY WAS HAD BETWEEN THE KING AND DUKE WILLIAM BEFORE THE BATTLE.
      • CHAPTER XVI.
      • HOW BOTH HOSTS PASSED THE NIGHT AND MADE READY FOR BATTLE; AND HOW THE DUKE EXHORTED HIS MEN.
      • CHAPTER XVII.
      • WHO WAS CHOSEN TO BEAR THE DUKE'S GONFANON IN THE BATTLE.
      • CHAPTER XVIII.
      • HOW THE MEN OF ENGLAND MADE READY, AND WHO THEY WERE.
      • CHAPTER XIX.
      • HOW THE THREE NORMAN COMPANIES MOVED ON TO ATTACK THE ENGLISH.
      • CHAPTER XX.
      • HOW TAILLEFER SANG, AND THE BATTLE BEGAN.
      • CHAPTER XXI.
      • HOW THE ARCHERS SMOTE HAROLD'S EYE; AND WHAT STRATAGEM THE NORMANS USED.
      • CHAPTER XXII.
      • THE ROLL OF THE NORMAN CHIEFS; AND THEIR DEEDS.
      • CHAPTER XXIII.
      • THE ROLL OF THE NORMAN LORDS CONTINUED.
      • CHAPTER XXIV.
      • WHAT DEEDS OF ARMS DUKE WILLIAM DID; AND HOW HAROLD WAS SLAIN AND THE ENGLISH FLED.
      • CHAPTER XXV.
      • HOW WILLIAM WAS CROWNED KING; AND HOW HE AT LAST FELL ILL AT ROUEN
      • CHAPTER XXVI.
      • HOW WILLIAM DIED, AND WAS BURIED AT CAEN.
      • CONCLUSION
        • KING WILLIAM'S CHARACTER, FROM THE SAXON CHRONICLE[1].
      • KING WILLIAM'S CHARACTER, FROM THE SAXON CHRONICLE[1].
      • APPENDIX
        • OF
        • ADDITIONAL NOTES AND CORRECTIONS.
      • OF
      • ADDITIONAL NOTES AND CORRECTIONS.
      • INDEX.
    • PROLOGUE CONCERNING THE AUTHOR OF THIS BOOK, SETTING FORTH HIS INTENT AND DEGREE.
    • CHAPTER I.
    • HOW WILLIAM BECAME DUKE, AND HOW HIS BARONS REVOLTED AGAINST HIM.
    • CHAPTER II.
    • HOW THE KING OF FRANCE CAME; AND OF THE BATTLE THAT WAS FOUGHT AT VAL DES DUNES.
    • CHAPTER III.
    • HOW CANUTE DIED, AND ALFRED FELL BY TREASON; AND HOW EDWARD AFTERWARDS BECAME KING.
    • CHAPTER IV.
    • THE REVOLT OF WILLIAM OF ARQUES; AND HOW HE AND THE KING OF FRANCE WERE FOILED BY DUKE WILLIAM.
    • CHAPTER V.
    • HOW THE KING OF FRANCE INVADED NORMANDY, AND WAS BEATEN AT MORTEMER.
    • CHAPTER VI.
    • HOW THE KING OF FRANCE CAME AGAIN AGAINST DUKE WILLIAM, AND WAS DEFEATED AT VARAVILLE.
    • CHAPTER VII.
    • HOW WILLIAM PROSPERED, AND HOW HE WENT TO ENGLAND TO VISIT KING EDWARD; AND WHO GODWIN WAS.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
    • OF HAROLD'S JOURNEY TO NORMANDY, AND WHAT HE DID THERE.
    • CHAPTER IX.
    • HOW KING EDWARD DIED, AND HAROLD WAS CROWNED IN HIS STEAD; AND HOW DUKE WILLIAM TOOK COUNSEL AGAINST HIM.
    • CHAPTER X.
    • HOW THE BARONS MET AT LILLEBONNE, AND WHAT AID THEY AGREED TO GIVE.
    • CHAPTER XI.
    • HOW THE NORMAN HOST MET AT ST. VALERY, AND SAILED THENCE.
    • CHAPTER XII.
    • HOW THE DUKE AND HIS HOST LANDED NEAR TO HASTINGS, AND MADE THEMSELVES A FORT.
    • CHAPTER XIII.
    • HOW AN ENGLISH KNIGHT RODE TO HAROLD WHO WAS FIGHTING TOSTI; AND WHAT MESSAGE WAS SENT BY THE DUKE.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
    • HOW THE ENGLISH CONSULTED, AND WENT TO MEET THE NORMAN HOST; AND HAROLD AND GURTH WENT FORTH TO RECONNOITRE.
    • CHAPTER XV.
    • WHAT FURTHER PARLEY WAS HAD BETWEEN THE KING AND DUKE WILLIAM BEFORE THE BATTLE.
    • CHAPTER XVI.
    • HOW BOTH HOSTS PASSED THE NIGHT AND MADE READY FOR BATTLE; AND HOW THE DUKE EXHORTED HIS MEN.
    • CHAPTER XVII.
    • WHO WAS CHOSEN TO BEAR THE DUKE'S GONFANON IN THE BATTLE.
    • CHAPTER XVIII.
    • HOW THE MEN OF ENGLAND MADE READY, AND WHO THEY WERE.
    • CHAPTER XIX.
    • HOW THE THREE NORMAN COMPANIES MOVED ON TO ATTACK THE ENGLISH.
    • CHAPTER XX.
    • HOW TAILLEFER SANG, AND THE BATTLE BEGAN.
    • CHAPTER XXI.
    • HOW THE ARCHERS SMOTE HAROLD'S EYE; AND WHAT STRATAGEM THE NORMANS USED.
    • CHAPTER XXII.
    • THE ROLL OF THE NORMAN CHIEFS; AND THEIR DEEDS.
    • CHAPTER XXIII.
    • THE ROLL OF THE NORMAN LORDS CONTINUED.
    • CHAPTER XXIV.
    • WHAT DEEDS OF ARMS DUKE WILLIAM DID; AND HOW HAROLD WAS SLAIN AND THE ENGLISH FLED.
    • CHAPTER XXV.
    • HOW WILLIAM WAS CROWNED KING; AND HOW HE AT LAST FELL ILL AT ROUEN
    • CHAPTER XXVI.
    • HOW WILLIAM DIED, AND WAS BURIED AT CAEN.
    • CONCLUSION
      • KING WILLIAM'S CHARACTER, FROM THE SAXON CHRONICLE[1].
    • KING WILLIAM'S CHARACTER, FROM THE SAXON CHRONICLE[1].
    • APPENDIX
      • OF
      • ADDITIONAL NOTES AND CORRECTIONS.
    • OF
    • ADDITIONAL NOTES AND CORRECTIONS.
    • INDEX.
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