Bayeux Tapestry

The Bayeux Tapestry tells one of the most famous stories in British history – that of the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, particularly the battle of Hastings, which took place on 14 October 1066. The Bayeux Tapestry is not a tapestry at all, but rather an embroidery. The tapestry is some 68m long and is composed of several panels that were produced separately and then eventually sewn together to form one long whole. It was most likely made in England by English embroiderers, and while we do not have a precise date for when the Bayeux Tapestry was created, the academic consensus is that it must have been produced very soon after the events it depicts

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Unravelling the Bayeux Tapestry Episode 1: When, Where & Why

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