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Catalogue code: AN134
This superb Coin Cover features 4 dramatic labels beside 4 First Class English Country Definitive stamps and a cupro-nickel 50p coin. The coin shows Harold receiving the famous fatal arrow to his eye.
The hand stamp has the location Battle, East Sussex, the present day town close to the site of the confrontation between William of Normandy and Harold Godwinson, about 7 miles north west of Hastings.
Includes a colourful and informative insert that delves into the customs, architecture and weaponry illustrated in the Bayeux Tapestry. Limited edition of 10,000.
The labels are as follows:
Harold, Earl of Wessex Harold Godwinson was the richest Earl in England, he claimed the crown on Edward the Confessor's death.
William was the illegitimate son of Robert 1 of Normandy. In 1035, at the age of about seven, William became Duke of Normandy on Robert’s death. According to Norman sources, William was promised the English throne by Edward the Confessor.
Norman Landings Before the invasion William built up a vast war fleet of men, arms, provisions and horses. The fleet landed in England on 28 September 1066.
The Battle began at about 9 a.m. on 14 October 1066. The Bayeux Tapestry illustrates the brutality of the fighting – the Normans and the Anglo-Saxons would both sustain heavy casualties – and the dead from each side fill the Tapestry’s bottom border.