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The colonisation and subjugation of England began OTD 1066 when the Normans won the BattleOfHastings

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The Astonishing Bayeux Tapestry Depicts the Norman Conquest over England

The Bayeux Tapestry is a medieval textile that dates from the 11th century and depicts the Norman Conquest over England. But what was its purpose and

Norman archer, Bayeux Tapestry, c1070s, (1870). Artist: Unknown # 1217929

View preview image #1217929 - Norman archer, Bayeux Tapestry, c1070s, (1870). A wood engraving from The Arts of the Middle Ages and at the Period of the Renaissance, by Paul Lacroix, (London, 1870).

Harold (right) swearing fealty to William, duke of Normandy, detail from the Bayeux Tapestry, 11th century; in the Musée de la Tapisserie, Bayeux, France.

Harold II, last Anglo-Saxon king of England. A strong ruler and skilled general, he held the crown for nine months in 1066 before he was killed at the Battle of Hastings by Norman invaders under William the Conqueror. Learn more about his life and reign in this article.

Bayeux Tapestry

This enormous "cloth of the conquest" depicts the Norman invasion of England in mind-blowing detail.

The History Press | The Bayeux Tapestry in numbers

Facts and figures about the Bayeux Tapestry, one of the world’s most celebrated surviving works of art. How many soldiers, horses and dogs were depicted?

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