Chapter 4: Brothers in Arms

Scene 3: Conan surrenders to William. William honours Harold

The Normans catch up with Conan at Dinan. During the battle, soldiers on horseback throw lances, and others try to set fire to the defences. Conan surrenders. He passes the keys of Dinan to William on the point of a lance. As a reward for his services, William honours Harold with the gift of arms. This ceremony would have been seen as making William becoming Harold's overlord, which would have been highly symbolic from the Norman point-of-view.