The workers build a motte at Hastings. Two workers [1] [2] are having a dispute over some aspect of the work. The defence of Hastings was given to William’s distinguished engineering officer and active commander Humphrey de Tilleul. Humphrey had been in King Edward’s service, and his son, Robert of Rhuddlan, received ‘the belt of knighthood’ from the Confessor’s hands. Robert de Eu, was Humphrey de Tilleul’s successor at Hastings. Gundulph, known as the ‘weeping monk of Bec,’was another of the distinguished engineering officers who came over with William the Conquerer. In 1077 Gundulf was made Bishop of Rochester.