In this scene, we see William in conference with his two half-brothers Bishop Odo and Robert of Mortain. Robert was the son of Herluin de Conteville and Arlette. After the battle, Robert received 797 manors in different parts of England and possessed Castle Dunheved and Tremeton in Cornwall, of which county he was created Earl. He married Matilda, daughter of Roger de Montgomery, by whom he had three daughters and one son William, who inherited his earldom. Discussions are taking place regarding the building of the fortifications at Hastings. An officer, possibly identified as Gundulph of Bec, carries the instructions to the workers to begin construction of the fort.