||Odo (Bayeux) of Bayeux was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.|
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|Tom Lovell depicts Odo, wielding a club, at the Battle of Hastings. (scene based on tapestry scene below)|
Keats-Rohan has an entry for him titled "Odo Episcopus Baiocensis" (Odo Bishop of Bayeux). It mentions:
Odo, depicted in the tapestry, wielding a club:
The battle rages on; men and horses crash to the ground, the lower border is strewn with slaughtered troops and animals. Bishop Odo appears in the thick of the fighting waving a club and encouraging his followers. Odo uses a club rather than a sword as bishops were not supposed to shed blood.
"Another Robert, count of Flanders, placed himself at the head of the Frisons and the Flemings."
"Stephen, count of Blois and Chartres, had also taken up the cross."
"These four chiefs were accompanied by a crowd of knights and nobles, among whom history names Robert of Paris, Evrard of Prusaiè, Achard de Montmerle, Isouard de Muson, Stephen, count d'Albermarle, Walter de St. Valery, Roger de Barneville, Fergant and Conan, two illustrious Bretons, Guis de Trusselle, Miles de Braiës, Raoul de Baugency, Rotrou, son of the count de Perche; Odo, bishop of Bayeux, uncle of the duke of Normandy; Raoul de Gader, Yve and Albéric, sons of Hugh de Grandménil. The greater part of the counts and barons took with them their wives and children, and all their war equipages. They crossed the Alps, and directed their march towards the cities of Italy, with the intention of embarking for Greece. They found in the neighbourhood of Lucca Pope Urban, who gave them his benediction, praised their zeal, and offered up prayers for the success of their enterprize. The count de Vermandois, after having received the standard of the Church from the hands of the sovereign pontiff, repaired to Rome, with the other princes, to visit the tombs of St. Peter and St. Paul."
"The passage of the French Crusaders, however, had awakened the zeal of the Italians. Bohemond, prince of Tarentum, was the first who resolved to associate himself with their fortunes, and to partake of the glory of the holy expedition."
"When the Crusade was preached, Arnulf joined the expedition in the band of Robert of Normandy. His position was that of chaplain to Odo, Archbishop of Bayeux, the fiery brother of the Conqueror. Upon Odo's death early in the march, Arnulf virtually succeeded the Archbishop, becoming chaplain to Robert of Normandy." 
|1050 -1100:||Bishop of Bayeux|
|1066:||Norman conquest of England|
|1067:||Earl of Kent, Castellan of Dover|
|1075:||Helps suppress rebellion of earls of Norfolk and Hereford|
|1082 - 7:||Prisoner in Rouen|
|1088:||Helps lead rebellion to put nephew Robert, Duke of Normandy, on English throne|
|1096:||Joins First Crusade with nephew Robert, Duke of Normandy|
|1097:||Dies in Palermo, Sicily and buried there|
|MEDIEVAL LANDS: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families by Charles Cawley © Foundation for Medieval Genealogy & Charles Cawley 2000-2018.|
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On 28 Sep 2018 at 07:34 GMT Andrew Lancaster wrote:
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