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Paul Nuttall: I struggle without the eye I lost at the Battle of Hastings

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has opened up about his struggle with the eye he lost at the Battle of Hastings.

Nuttall was leading the army that was defending England from a Norman-French invasion when he struck in the eye with an arrow.

He told WalesOnCraic:

“I’d deployed my forces in a small, dense formation at the top of a steep slope. I thought that the wooded flanks and marshy ground in front of us would help. I didn’t want to use my archers because that would have given their archers a shitload of arrows to fire back so I ordered the creation of a shield wall. They threw everything they had at us but we held firm. Unfortunately, some of the lads decided to give chase to the French, which broke our defence and that was the beginning of the end. We took a a lunch break around midday but as soon as we got back to it, I got a bloody arrow in the eye. The boys told me to keep blinking and it’d work its way out. I tried blowing my nose but nothing worked. In the end, I had to have my eye taken out and that was that.”

Nuttall also went on to explain how his one eye hampered his moon landing.

“We was coming in to land and I couldn’t get the trajectory quite right because I only had one eye. The landing was a bit bumpy but we did ok in the end.”

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