The Norman cavalry continue their attack. Kite shields and round shields appear in the bottom border. The kite shield remained popular for about three centuries. The round shield seconded as a weapon as well as for defence. The centre boss or Umbo was made of bronze or iron and a metal spike protruded from the boss making it an effective weapon at close quarters. The man on the blue horse is Hugh de Gournay. Hugh came over with the Conqueror and was rewarded with lands in Essex. His son, Gerard, greatly increased his power by marrying the Conqueror’s granddaughter, Editha, daughter of William de Warren.