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The Norman cavalry was feared throughout Northern France before October 1066. Are there any depictions of a working defence against them before Harold II?

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    Which question do you want answered? The title asks about visual representation; the body of the question asks about military tactics. These are two different questions - which interest you?
    – MCW
    Mar 30 '17 at 11:21
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    Pretty sure the Greeks and Romans had fairly good defence tactics against cavalry... Must have been documented for historians to talk about it...
    – user13123
    Mar 30 '17 at 12:10
  • see shield wall.
    – justCal
    Mar 30 '17 at 12:23
  • @HorusKol - Up until the time of the stirrup they did. After that, not so much. Perhaps this question is talking post-stirrup?
    – T.E.D.
    Mar 30 '17 at 13:20
  • Haven't walls and ditches, both of which are effective anti-cavalry defences, been around pretty much since people started building homes? Mar 30 '17 at 16:57

Following the suggestions in the comments, I found these images where infantry seem to be holding their own against cavalry.

infantry against cavalry This photo is from https://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/horse/how-we-shaped-horses-how-horses-shaped-us/warfare/riding-into-battles/

There's also this.


This photo is from http://slideplayer.com/slide/5353886/17/images/6/Asclepiodotus+(5.1):+The+Macedonian+bronze+shield+of+eight+palms%E2%80%99+width+and+not+too+concave+..jpg

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