Senlac Hill


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Senlac Hill (also known as Senlac Ridge), was the ridge on which Harold Godwinson deployed his army for the Battle of Hastings on 14 October 1066. The high ground that the hill offered gave the English a great advantage over the Normans, but the Normans would not give up because the English were on higher ground; they began to retreat down the hill taking a few housecarls down with them then the Normans turned around and massacred the English troops. Using this tactic, they slowly worked away at the shield wall until they could defeat Harold Godwinson.


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