EUDO AL CHAPEL.
Wace alludes to Eudo al Chapel as "le Sire de la Haie," whom he describes as charging impetuously at Senlac, neither sparing nor pitying any, dealing death on all he encountered, inflicting wounds which no skill could cure.
Eudo, or, as Wace calls him in a previous portion of his Roman, Iwun al Chapel, was the eldest son of Turstain Haldub (Halduc, and Haralduc) by Anna his wife, and subscribes himself "Eudo Haldub" in a charter A.D. 1074. At the time of the Conquest he was head of the house of Haie-du-Puits, in the Cotentin, near the Abbey of l'Essay, founded by Turstain (also called Richard) his father.
Eudo married Muriel, a daughter of Herluin de Conteville and Herleve, and sister of the half blood to the Conqueror, who we have seen summoned him to attend the family council held previous to the general assembly at Lillebonne in 1066, together with Eudo's brothers-in-law, Bishop Odo and Robert Comte de Mortain. It can scarcely be doubted, therefore, that he accompanied them to England, and was present in the battle. Sire de la Haie of Wace was Ralph de la Haie, seneschal at that period to Robert Comte de Mortain, and it is probable that he followed his lord to England.
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