Edward is on his deathbed. Archbishop Stigand is present as Edward commands the care of his wife and of the kingdom to Harold. ‘Robert the Staller’ stands behind Edward helping to support him on a cushioned pillow. Robert FitzWimarc was a Norman by birth and a kinsman to both Edward the Confessor and Duke William. He was Sheriff of Essex and was described as regalia palatil stabilitor of the Royal Palace. The scene then moves on to showing two nobles [1] [2] of the Witan presenting Harold with the crown of England and an official axe. The axe is a symbol of authority. In this scene, Harold accepts the crown to the throne of England.