South East England
Throughout July, preparations continue. The fyrdmen receive daily training from the Huscarls and the Thegns.
Shield walls are formed and re-formed. Ranks are practised in repelling opponents, regrouping and attacking.
Battle strategies are discussed. All the men show spirit and they will all improve.
They will be ready for Duke William.
Note: the complete Saxon Times for the year 1066 will be published by Bretwalda Books in Spring 2016