[rescue] those who were shot (in the eye)
george at webbastard.org
Sun Mar 3 10:23:08 CST 2002
> HAROLD (m) "leader of the army" from Old English here "army"
> and weald "leader, ruler". This was the name of five kings of
> Norway and two kings of England, including Harold II who lost
> the Battle of Hastings (and was killed in it), which led to the
> Norman Conquest. After the conquest it was rarely used but was
> eventually revived in the 19th century.
heh heh, or it means "he who takes arrows in the eye..."
To dig into this particular Historical event (for those interested)
Actually it wasn't Harold himself who lost the battle of hastings, it was his
un-disciplined behaviour of his houscarls, and the fact that he had just
marched non-stop from the battle of Stamford Bridge
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