Of the 300 ships that arrived only 24 returned. According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle “and the Normans that were left fled from the English, who slew them hotly behind; until some came to their ships, some were drowned, some burned to death, and thus variously destroyed; so that there was little left . . . . Whereupon the King let them go home with twenty-four ships.” Another to escape the battle was Godred Crovan, who became king of Mann in the second half of the 11th Century. In the top border starts the story of the ‘Holy Rood’. Tovi the Proud found a large black flint crucifix at Montacute. It was brought 150 miles to Waltham Abbey by oxcart.