Chapter 2: The Prisoner

Scene 2: The arrival of messengers from William

The next three segments of the tapestry, depicted in this scene, continue the story in reverse order, from right to left. The scene begins with two messengers arriving at Count Guy's court. They have been sent from Guy's overlord, Duke William of Normandy, demanding Harold’s release. Turold may be the very short figure, or one of the two messengers. On the right, the messengers ride furiously to bring William's message to Guy, their hair flying in the wind.