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Standard

Flag usually carried into battle. used as a rallying point. The loss of the standard in most cases would signify defeat. In the Battle of Hastings, the housecarles surrounded the dying king and standard and fought almost to the last. Try to imagine the scene when you know you are going to die !!

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