The Bayeux tapestry: the story of the Norman Conquest: 1066
Explains the scenes depicted on the embroidered linen strip known as the Bayeux Tapestry which chronicle the events leading up to the battle between Harold of England and William of Normandy and final conquest of England by the Normans.
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