If you are a giant named Bevis of Hampton, with a horse called Hirondelle, what would you call your sword? How about Morglay? Morglay is a whopping 5ft9″ long, and you can see it today in the Arundel Castle armoury.
Bevis of Hampton needed a very long sword because he was very, very tall. It was said he could walk through the sea to the Isle of Wight without getting his head wet! When Bevis of Hampton sensed the end of his life was near, he flung his sword Morglay from the Arundel Castle keep. And he was buried where it landed. Next time you walk through the Castle Grounds, look out for the Bevis Mound. According to legend, there’s a giant in an eternal sleep underneath, under the very spot Bevis of Hampton’s sword, Morglay, hit the ground. Of course, it could be a prehistoric burial mound… What do you think?