Chapter 8: ...Long Live The King

Scene 1: Harold is crowned King of England

Harold is crowned King of England on the 6th January 1066. Edward’s funeral was that very same morning. We see the new King sat on a throne, with nobles to the left and Archbishop Stigand to the right. At the far side, he is cheered on by the masses. On the far right, Halley's comet appears in the sky. People think it an evil omen and grow terrified. News of the comet is brought to Harold. Beneath him, a ghostly fleet of ships appears in the lower border, a hint of the Norman invasion to come.