The attack continues at close quarters as both sides suffer heavy casualties. We see a dismounted soldier severing the head of an Englishman’s axe whilst an Englishman delivers a lethal blow to the head of a Norman knight’s horse. The toppling horses are falling onto what appears to be spikes concealed by vegetation. This might be the Malfosse incident. ‘When the Normans saw the English fleeing they pursued them, but by chance long grasses concealed an ancient rampart and as the Normans came galloping up they fell, one on top of the other, in a struggling mass of horses and arms.’ - William of Jumieges.