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Taillefer (tĪəfĕrˈ) [key], fl. 1066, Norman warrior and trouvère. According to medieval chronicles and evidence in the Bayeux Tapestry, he led the Norman army at Hastings into battle, singing of Roland at Roncesvalles; he was killed in the conflict.

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