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The Bayeux Tapestry "Coronation of Harold" (unknown)   ca:~1070

First referenced in the century, the 230 foot long Bayeux Tapestry portrays the events leading up to the Norman Invasion, finally culminating in the victory of William the Conqueror over King Harold at the Battle of Hastings.

The Bayeux Tapestry is an embroidered cloth—not an actual tapestry—nearly 70 metres (230 ft) long, which depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England concerning William, Duke of Normandy and Harold, Earl of Wessex, later King of England, and culminating in the Battle of Hastings.

The Bayeux Tapestry and 1066

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The Bayeux Tapestry is an embroidered cloth nearly 70 meters ft) long and 50 centimeters in) tall, which depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England concerning William, Duke of Normandy and culminating in the Battle of Hastings.

Edward the Confessor, King of England 1042-1066, opening scene of the Bayeux Tapestry

Edward the Confessor, King of England opening scene of the Bayeux Tapestry

Ten Things You May Not Have Noticed in the Bayeux Tapestry

Ten Things You May Not Have Noticed in the Bayeux Tapestry

The two unlucky servants have been harnessed up like horses or oxen to pull this cart carrying wine, lances and helmets.

Bayeux Tapestry, dating from the 11th century, an embroidered cloth depicting the events leading up to the Norman invasion of England, and the invasion itself. The tapestry was probably commissioned by Bishop Odo, William the Conquerer's half brother. Musée de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, Bayeux, France.

The Bayeux Tapestry shows the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England.

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Bayeaux tapestry, in Bayeaux, Brittany.John and I each have ancestors ON the tapestry.

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