England Haiku Number 1: 1066 AD

Godwinson falls. Smack.
Stamford Bridge all too Pyrrhic;
The End. (And a start.)

Harold's death as depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry

Harold’s death as depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry

 

Appropriately our Nordic connection comes straightaway. The Battle of Stamford Bridge by Norwegian painter Peter Nicolai Arbo (1831-1892)

Appropriately there is a Nordic connection coming straight out of the traps in this year’s April Anglicanarama. This picture is The Battle of Stamford Bridge by Norwegian painter Peter Nicolai Arbo (1831-1892). Harald Hardrada is the figure in the centre pierced in the neck

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