The Normans prepare for a Holy War
All the Medieval Adventurers and Knights of Christendom flocked to William's holy banner!
Duke William was the most renowned knight and military leader of his age! He promised glory and wealth to all those who followed him, and his righteous campaign, against England.
His army was filled with the most chivalrous Knights of Continental Europe, all were eager to save their souls by fighting at the Pope's bidding! The Knights were also eager to signal their own valor in a great Battle and eager to sample the plunder which William had promised! The Knights could become rich, have a great adventure and at the same time save their souls! It was no wonder that William received such enthusiastic support!
Nevertheless the Normans were the solid core of William's army, and Duke William himself was the strongest, and fiercest Knight of them all.
Throughout the spring and summer of 1066 the ports of Normandy, Picardy, and Brittany were alive with invasion preparations...