This scene takes place in the open, just outside the castle of Bayeux. William sits upon a ceremonial cushioned throne holding his sheathed Sword of State. Harold stands between two altars containing sacred relics upon which he swears his oath of allegiance to William. According to Eadmer, a promise of marriage to William’s daughter Adeliza was also made. The first reliquary is a portable altar, as indicated by the two poles and may well have belonged to Harold himself and might have contained the relics of the blessed martyr Saint Pancras. Saint Pancras is the Patron Saint of children, oath-takers and treaty-makers.