Bayeux Tapestry

Definition

The Bayeux Tapestry shows in pictures the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England by William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, and his 1066 defeat of King Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings. It was produced between 1067 and 1079, most likely by embroiderers working in Canterbury, England, and probably for Odo, the Bishop of Bayeux.

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  • 14 Oct 1066
    The Battle of Hastings in which William, Duke of Normandy, defeats King Harold II of England.
  • 1067 - 1079
    The Bayeux Tapestry depicting the Norman Conquest of Anglo-Saxon Britain is made.
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