Normans at Hastings

Normans at the Battle of Hastings

This list was copied from a posting on the Usenet newsgroup soc.history.medieval by William Addams Reitwiesner. He explained the derivation of the list:

The list of persons actually known to have been at the Battle of Hastings on the side of William the Conqueror is printed in the second edition of Cokayne's Complete Peerage, vol XII, Part I, Appendix pp. 47-48, as part of Appendix L. Numbers 1-12 are recorded by William of Poitiers, number 13 is portrayed in a battle scene in the Bayeux Tapestry, and 14 and 15 are named by Orderic. 16-19 were in William's army and almost certainly at the battle (16 named by William of Poitiers, 17-19 portrayed in the Bayeux Tapestry), but there is no direct statement that they actually were at the Battle of Hastings. Number 20 is stated by Orderic to have taken part in fights in the English war before William became King.

Here's the list as it was posted:

  1. Robert de Beaumont, afterwards Count of Meulan and Earl of Leicester
  2. Eustace, Count of Boulogne
  3. William, afterwards 3rd Count of Evreux
  4. Geoffrey of Mortagne, afterwards Count of Perche
  5. William FitzOsbern, afterwards Earl of Hereford
  6. Aimery, vicomte of Thouars
  7. Hugh de Montfort, seigneur of Montfort-sur-Risle
  8. Walter Giffard, seigneur of Longueville
  9. Ralph de Toeni, seigneur of Conches
  10. Hugh de Grandmesnil, seigneur of Grandmesnil
  11. William de Warenne, afterwards Earl of Surrey
  12. William Malet, seigneur of Graville
  13. Eudes, Bishop of Bayeux, afterwards Earl of Kent
  14. Turstin FitzRou
  15. Engenulf de Laigle, seigneur of Laigle
  16. Geoffrey de Mowbray, Bishop of Coutances
  17. Robert, Count of Mortain, afterwards Earl of Cornwall
  18. Wadard
  19. Vital
  20. Goubert d'Auffay, seigneur of Auffay

Posted by the Academy of Saint Gabriel, 30 Sept 1999.