Letter in the Life of a Solider

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Harold, Earl of Wessex
Today I leave my brother, King Edward, after long conversation. I will first go to the south coast with my Hawk, hunting dogs, and followers, to journey to my families estate in Sussex, Bosham.
My companions and I have now reached Bosham. We will go to the church to pray to God that he watches over our voyage and keep us safe on our travels. After we have prayed we shale dine on a magnificent feast that will be prepared at the manor house. When morning comes I will board my ship hawk in hand and set sails. The morning had come and as planned we have set sails and are now crossing the channel. Land has been spotted by my lookout form upon the mast and I have been informed that it is Ponthieu, north of Normandy. This is the territory of the Count Guy. He is known to be a fierce man. I pray that this is not fact.
The count is in fact a firce man. As soon we ported and I stepped from my ship I was seized by Count Guy’s soldiers as the Count sits horseback directing operations. I have now been taken prisoner but while the Count is a fierce man he did insure that I was treated with respect and allowed to ride in front with my hawk as we journeyed to his capital city of Beaurain. When we arrived to Beaurain, Count Guy spoke to me from upon his thrown. messengers arrived today. One by the name of Turold and another whos name has slipped my mind. They had been sent by the counts overloard, Duke William of Normandy to demand my release. The count has obeyed his orders and is taking me to meet Duke Williams. Once we arrived the Count pointed at me as to identify me. Duke William and I road to his palace…...

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