By R. Allen Brown
Norman Romanesque Sculpture: neighborhood teams; Roman de Rouand the Norman Conquest; Bayeux Tapestry; army carrier ahead of 1066; England and Byzantium; Abbatiale de Bernay; Sompting Church; William's Sheriffs; the home of Redvers and its Foundations; Anglo-Norman Verse; The Umfravilles in Northumberland; Chronicon ex Chronicis; improvement of Stamford; family among Crown and Episcopacy. M. BAYLE;, M. BENNETT, D. BERNSTEIN, M. CHIBNALL, ok. CIGGAAR, R.R. DARLINGTON, J. DECAENS, R. GEM, J. eco-friendly, S.F. HOCKEY, R.C. JOHNSTON, L. prepared, P. McGURK, C. MAHANY, D. ROFFE, D. WALKER. sixty four plates, figs.
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As to the barons named at Hastings, 1 hope 1 have shown that the list is far froni I-taphazard; there is a good reason for the inclusion of any name. But what are we to make of the absence of Eustace of Boulogne? Hecertainly played an important part in the Conquest, providing William with valuable men and resources. 61 33-4. lloldcn draws attention t o the simihrity between Robert of Torigny's treatment o f t l ~ i gscene. ~ n iVace, d under the year 1065 (= 1066). 3. 150. It is of further interest that under the >ear I I 71.
8576. 6. 56 Warren, 308-9. 8449. 2. 8533. 8992-7. Poetry as Eiisfory? their victory at the age of twenty (1047 and 1153). 60 In fact, William's progress was far tougher than Henry's, but the similarities were obvious in an age when a man was supposed to live up t o the inherited virtues of his line. The possibility that Wace saw, in his patron's career, parallels with the hero of his poem, and expressed contemporary events in an archaic setting, can be pointed up by two anecdotes, that he alone tells.
It is perhaps as a conveyer of oral'tradition about the events of the Conquest, that Wace has been considered of most value. Freeman used him extensively, especially for his glorious description of the Battle of Hastings. ^ The pointed, but often destructive, criticism of Wace as a late and unreliable source by J . H. Round, did much t o reduce his influence. Then, nearly forty years ago, in an article called 'The Companions of the Conqueror', D. C. 3 He pointed out that of the 117 Norman lords named as fighting at Hastings, only 32 men could be shown by 'express evidence' from earlier sources to have taken part in the battle.
Anglo-Norman Studies V: Proceedings of the Battle Conference 1982 by R. Allen Brown