William encourages his men as they ride into battle. The two men riding before William might be identified with Roger le Bigod and Odo de Champagne. Roger was the confidential servant of William the Conqueror and became treasurer of the duke, later holding the post of steward to Henry I. Odo de Champagne was the third husband of William the Conqueror’s sister Adelaide. The Isle of Holderness, belonging to Drogo de Brevere, was bestowed on Odo. In 1095 Odo, with his son Stephen, joined a conspiracy with Robert de Mowbray and William d’Eu to depose Rufus. The conspiracy failed and Odo and his son were imprisoned.