Bayeux is a city in Neustria, in the north of Frankland.
Founded as a Roman settlement in the 1st century BC under the name Augustodurum, Bayeux is the capital of the former territory of the Bodiocassi people of Gaul, whose name appears in the writings of Pliny the Elder.
The town is mentioned by Ptolemy writing in the reign of Antoninus Pius under the name Noemagus Biducassium and remained so until the time of the Roman Empire.
By the end of the 3rd Century a walled enclosure surrounded the city. An important city in Normandy, Bayeux was part of the coastal defense of the Roman Empire against the pirates of the region and a Roman Legion was stationed there.
Battle of BayeuxEdit
The army of Logres came to Bayeux in 488, under the command of Prince Madoc. They put the city to siege for three weeks in the summer before finally making an assault. The end result was the total destruction and looting of the city.
Several knights acquitted themselves well in this fight: Sir Rhodri's religious fever sent several Franks running, and his unit (also containing Sirs Madog, Elad, Aeron and Geriant) were the first knights to enter the city and the first unit to reach the centre of the city.