On the 1279 anniversary of the Battle of Tours Part 8 of 8 by C “H” Martel, Satan’s Trinity

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By C “H” Martel, Satan’s Trinity

 

The Battle of Hastings: Martel’s legacy

In England, The Battle of Hastings in 1066 is also considered one of history’s defining moments and offers some interesting parallels to the Battle of Tours 334 years earlier.

            The first thing to notice and be amazed by is that tactics, strategies and technology had barely moved in three plus centuries.  This is why the Dark Ages are so named.  Almost nothing intellectual happened.

            The battle took place between the invading Normans, led by William the Conqueror, who had crossed the English Channel from northern France and the defending Saxons led by King Harold II.  Both forces were much smaller than those at Tours with both the Saxons and the Normans having some 8,000 men.  All the Saxon forces, like the Franks at Tours, were infantry.  The Norman forces are called a “combined force” an innovation introduced by Charles Martel after the Battle of Tours.  The Normans were composed of one half infantry, one third heavy cavalry and the balance made up of missile forces or archers.  The Norman cavalry were complete with full-footed stirrups modeled after the innovations by Charles Martel.  In other words, both the force structure and the critical equipment that permitted William to be a Conqueror at Hastings were inventions of Charles “The Hammer” Martel.

            At the battle site the Saxon defenders, like the Franks at Tours, occupied the high ground but they lacked the protective woodlands that Martel had been able to exploit at Tours.  The Saxons were also a spent force.  Only days earlier they had defeated an invading force of Vikings some hundred miles to the north at Stamford Bridge.  It was a hard fought battle and then Harold had to turn on his heel and force- march his troops to Hastings to defend against the Normans.

Meanwhile the Normans were rested except for the seasickness they experienced during the Channel crossing from France.

            Again, as at Tours, Hastings was a one day affair and the deciding factor was the ability of the Norman invaders to remain in, and fight from, the saddle due to the stirrup.  In effect the mounted warrior equipped with the stabilizing stirrup occupies the “high ground” in the individual contest with the infantryman.

            In the afternoon as the battle wore on Harold II suffered a lethal wound.  Tradition holds that he caught an arrow in the eye killing him instantly. Just as the Muslims found themselves leaderless after Rahman was killed at Tours so too did the Saxons at Hastings.  The battle was over and England was changed forever.

            Whereas England was changed forever at the Battle of Hastings, Europe itself was not changed which would have been the case had Charles Martel not won at the Battle of Tours.

CH Martel is an expert on the commonalities of Hitler, Stalin and Muhammad.  From the life and death of Hitler, to the life and Death of Muhammad with respect to Joseph Stalin, Satan’s Trinity is a compelling, interesting and historically relevant book that can be purchased at http://www.satanstrinity.com.  To reach the author for questions, information and interviews, please contact CH Martel at satanstrinity@gmail.com.

 

 

 

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Posted on November 3, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Isn’t it interesting that the Normans had been fighting the muslims in Italy for decades preceding their invasion of England..

    Isn’t it also interesting that the Normans treated the conquered people of Briton like muslims treat dhimmis…

    (I also think feudalism based on shariah)

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