Norman Conquest Encyclopedia
After their defeat at Mortemer in 1054,King Henry I of France and the Count of Anjou made another attempt to curb the growing power of William the Bastard, Duke of Normandy. In a skirmish much exaggerated by later chroniclers, William got the better of Geoffrey of Anjou at Varaville (on what is now the D513 from Caen to Cabourg on the coast) in 1057. Three years later both Henry and Geoffrey were dead, leaving William virtually unchallenged.
- Hastings 1066 (Revised Edition)- The Fall of Saxon England
(Campaign 13 )