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In the Bayeux tapestry, the Saxons fight on foot with javelin and battle-axe, and bear shields with the British characteristic of a boss in the centre. The men were moustached.

The Normans are on horseback, with long shields and pennoned lances. The men are not only shaven, but most of them have a complete tonsure on the back of the head, whence the spies said to Harold, “There are more priests in the Norman army than men in Harold’s.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Aristotelian Philosophy
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Ark
Armada
Armenians
Armi da
Arminians (Anti-Calvinists)
Armory
Armoury
Arms
Arms of England (The Royal)
Arnauts [brave men]
Arn-monat
Arnold
Arnoldists
Arod
Aroint thee
Aronteus
Aroundight
Arras