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60PRINT" THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS"'
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100PRINT" Now I'll tell you of the Battle of Hastings which happend in days long"
110PRINT" gone by,"
120PRINT" When Duke William became King of England and Harold got shot in the eye."
130PRINT" It was this way - one day in October and the Duke, Who was always a toff,"
140PRINT" Having no battles at the moment had given all his lads a day off."
150PRINT" So they all took boats to gofishing when some chap in the conqueror's ear,"
160PRINT" Said 'LET'S GO PUT THE WIND UP THEM SAXONS' Says Bill 'BY LAD THATS A GOOD"
190PRINT" So turning round to his soldiers he lifted his big Norman voice shouting,"
200PRINT" 'HANDS UP WHO'S COMING TO ENGLAND'thats swank Because they'd blooming choice."
210PRINT" So they started away about teatime the sea it was calm and still,"
220PRINT" And at quarter to ten the next morning they arrived at a place called Bexhill"
230PRINT" King Harold rode up as they landed his face was full of venom and hate,"
240PRINT" And says, 'IF YOU'VE COME FOR THE REGATTA I CAN TELL YOU YOUR TWO WEEKS TOO"
270PRINT" Then up rose the Duke calm and haughty,and says'GIVE US NONE OF YOUR CHEEK"
280PRINT" AND YOU'D BEST HAVE YOUR THRONE RE-UPHOLESTED COS I SHALL BE WANTING IT NEXT"
290PRINT" WEEK, When Harold heard this defiance with rage he turned purple and blue,"
300PRINT" And shouted some rude things in Saxon to which William answered"
310PRINT" 'AND THE SAME TO YOU'."'
330PRINT" Twas a beautiful day for a battle the Normans came out with a will,
340PRINT" And when both were duly assembled they tossed up for the top of the hill."
350PRINT" King Harold, he won the advantage on the hilltop he took up his stand,"
360PRINT" With his knaves and his serfs all around him on his horse with his Hawk"
370PRINT" on his hand."'
390PRINT" The Normans had nowt in their favour their chances of victory was small,"
400PRINT" For the slope of the field was against them and the wind in their faces"
410PRINT" an all."
420PRINT" The kick off was sharp at two-thirty and as soon as the whistle had went,"
430PRINT" Both sides started bashing each other till the swineherds could hear them"
440PRINT" in Kent."'
460PRINT" The Saxons had the best line of forwards well armed with buckler and sword,"
470PRINT" But the Normans had the best combination and by teatime nobody had scored."
480PRINT" So the Duke called his cohorts together and said 'LET'S MAKE ON WE'RE BEAT,"
490PRINT" AND ONCE WE'VE GOT THEM ON THE LEVEL WE CAN CUT OFF THEIR MEANS OF RETREAT'."'
510PRINT" So they ran and the Saxons ran after them exactly as William had planned,"
520PRINT" Leaving Harold alone on the hilltop On his horse with his Hawk on his hand."
530PRINT" When the Conquerer saw what had happened a bow and an arrow he drew
540PRINT" He went right up to Harold and shot him he was offside but what could they"
570PRINT" Then the Normans turned round in a fury and gave back both parry and thrust,"
580PRINT" Till the the fight was all over bar the shouting and you coudn't see the"
590PRINT" Saxons for dust."
600PRINT" And after the battle was over They found Harold so stately and grand,"'
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630PRINT" SITTING THERE WITH AN EYEFULL OF ARROW"
640PRINT" ON HIS HORSE WITH HIS HAWK ON HIS HAND"'
710REM" Author Uknown
720REM" Modified By Fred Price