The Battle of Hastings . .
Recently, in school, I had to do a project that was gigantic called an IRP(Independent Research Project). I chose the topic of Battle Strategy. We had to do a presentation, write an essay, create a visual, and come up with a group activity. I, being the eccentric guy I am, gave an hour long presentation (15 minutes? NO way! Much to short.), complete with a PowerPoint as my visual, wrote a 13 page essay (3-5 pages? Are you kidding me? No way I could've said all I needed to in 3-5 pages!), and had us play Capture the Flag as my tactile-group activity thing, utilizing the Principles of War. Think about that, and I still got a terrible grade. Sucks for me. Oh well.
SO, sorry to digress, I'm back on track now. In my presentation, I talked about the Battle of Gettysburg and the Battle of Hastings. I played "Battle Hymn of the Republic" with my friend as a bonus thing (note my eccentricity!) for Gettysburg, and built the Battle of Hastings out of legos (once again, note it!) for Hastings.
So that you will understand the historical significance of this creation, I will give you some background on the battle. No, actually, I'd rather not bore you to death, however interesting I think all of this is, so if you want to learn about, here is a link to my essay on my external blog for footnotes: Battle Strategy Battle Strategy
For the rest of you, "Some guy in history did something and had fun." (Yes, quoting National Treasure.)
Harold Godwinnson, King of England, and his forces, in a shield wall on Senlac Ridge.
William, Duke of Normandy, and his forces, on the low ground.
William on his horse.
William off his horse.