Eustace of Boulogne holds the Papal Banner whilst pointing at William. Eustace II, count of Boulogne, was the son of Eustache I and Mahaut, daughter of Lambert the Bearded, count of Louvain, and succeeded his father about 1047. In 1050 he married Goda, daughter of Ethelred II, king of England, and widow of Dreu, the count of Vexin. The Carmen de Bello, states that Eustache, Walter Giffard, Hugh de Montfort and the Count of Ponthieu were the ones responsible for mutilating Harold’s body (scene 97). For his services in the engagement Eustace received large grants of lands in various parts of England.