Correct. The Northumbrian Princes lost the Battle of Fulford against the Norse, only escaping by the sacrifice of their bodyguard, who were all slaughtered. Harold took an army North, beating the Norse at the Battle of Stamford Bridge.Brenhden wrote: ↑Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:29 pmProbably, IIRC Harold had to double time his battle weary men from the North to the South to face Wiliam. It was far from ideal.
Harold then marched his army back south, with the promise of Northumbrian support to follow on.
Harold ignored advice to rest his army, instead choosing to engage the Normans immediately. The Northumbrians didn't turn up and the result is in the Tapestry.
The same Northumbrians leaders soon pledged allegiance to William the Bastard (soon to be renamed Conqueror), but reneged several times once William had returned to Normandy to fight the French.
William upon his return, unleashed the "Harrying of the North" to teach them a lesson.