King Harold is Shot above The Eye
The Norman archers had changed their tactics - the English had defended their bodies with their shields preventing injury, no matter how good was the archer's aim. The Normans therefore aimed their arrows upward into the air so that they might fall on their enemies' heads and strike their faces. The arrows struck the heads and faces and put out the eyes of many English...
"Then it was that an arrow, that had been thus shot upward, struck Harold above his right eye, and put it out.
In his agony he drew the arrow and threw it away, breaking it with his hands; and the pain to his head was so great that he leaned upon his shield.
So the English were wont to say, and still say to the French, that the arrow was well shot which was so sent up against their King, and that the archer won them great glory who thus put out Harold's eye."