Chapter 9: Planning The Invasion

Scene 1: William decides to attack England

News of Edward's death and Harold’s coronation is carried across the channel to William, Duke of Normandy. As you might expect, William is furious. The throne of England should be his, he claimed, and he saw Harold as a usurper. William then decides to attack England and organises a fleet of warships. To his left is Bishop Odo of Bayeux, William's half-brother, here making his first appearance in the tapestry.