Amatus of Monte Cassino L'Ystoire de li Normant

De ceste fortissime sent en armes fu li conte Guillerme, et assembla avec lui .c. mille cheva- liers, et .x. mille arbalestier et autres pédons sans nombre, et prist son navie et vint jusque en Engleterre. Et Aldoalde loquel séoit sur son siège et trône royal d'Engleterre, loquel Aldoalde régnoit puiz la mort de Adéguarde juste roj, estoit malédit home. Contre cestui ala premérement Guillerme, et combati contre lui, et lui creva un oill d'une sajete, et moult gent de li Englez occist. Et puiz li devant dit Guillerme fu haucié en lo siège royal et ot vitto- riose corone; et puis dui ans li roy de li Danoiz, pour revengier lo roy d'Engleterre, manda grant multitude de gent sans nombre; mes li Normant veinchirent tuit.

Count William was one of these very brave men-at-arms, and he assembled with him 100 thousand knights, and 10 thousand bowmen, and other footmen without number, and took his navy, and went to England. And Harold sat on the royal throne of England; Harold reigned from the death of Edward the rightful king. He was an accursed man. William first went against Harold, and fought against him; and gouged out a eye with an arrow, and slew a great many Englishmen. And after that it is said William was raised to the royal throne and crowned victorious. And after two years the King of Denmark for revenge for the King of England sent a large army of men without number; but the Normans vanquished them.

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