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His personal standard the "Fighting Man" is not depicted.

Snorri Sturluson, writing in the early 13th century, has the death of Harold Hardrada at Stamford bridge caused by an arrow in the throat.

The better-supported of the interpretations makes these Duke William, Count Eustace of Boulogne, Hugh "the noble heir of Ponthieu" (Hectorides), and Gilfard "known by his father's surname" (Gilfart = joufflu = chubby-cheeks). Hugh of Ponthieu, Guy I's younger brother, could easily have been his heir. Davis], omitting the duke, Eustace, the (unnamed) noble heir of Ponthieu, Hugh (II of Montfort-sur-Risle), and (Walter) Giffard (I count of Longueville-sur-Scie...).

Gilfard may be the French baron, Robert (son of) Gilfard, who attests charters of King Philip of France in 1066 and on 7 August 1067 at the siege of Chaumont-sur-Loire, where [bishop] Guy [of Amiens] also was to be found. Both Hugh and Walter are featured by William of Poitiers as veterans of the battle of Mortemer (1054) and heroes at Hastings.

The first "dragon" is going down with its bearer - out of sequence if they are meant to be the same (or else the standard is picked up by another housecarle when the original bearer goes down).

The "dragon" is a windsock, patterned after Carolingian types, which in turn derived from the Roman.

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