Walter de Lacy and his son Roger led their men to the centre of the action, the heart of the hand to hand fighting. Ilbert de Lacy led his cavalry in charge after charge on the flanks of the battle.
Follow the outcome of the battle on this amusing animated video version of the Bayeux Tapestry.
A medieval Scandinavian name reaching back to the 2nd-century known right across Scandinavia including Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland and the far northern coastal Germanic people of Europe. Together with the name Lars, it derives from Laurentius a Latin given name or surname meaning 'From Laurentum (a city near Rome), or “Laurelled” derived from the Old Greek word Lavrenti meaning “bright one, shining one“. The modern-day derivative of Laurentius is Laurence.