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Bayeux Tapestry, depicting Roger de Beaumont with beard, William the Conqueror seated to his left, and Bishop Odo, half-brother of William, to the left of William, blessing the food at the feast table.  The Bayeux Tapestry was created in the 11th century to commemorate the invasion of England by William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, and his victory at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.  The tapestry is 230 feet long and about 20" wide.  It is on permanent display at the museum in Bayeux…

Bayeux Tapestry, depicting Roger de Beaumont with beard, William the Conqueror seated to his left, and Bishop Odo, half-brother of William, to the left of William, blessing the food at the feast table. The Bayeux Tapestry was created in the 11th century to commemorate the invasion of England by William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, and his victory at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The tapestry is 230 feet long and about 20" wide. It is on permanent display at the museum in Bayeux…

Early medieval Norman knights charging English foot-soldiers at the Battle of Hastings (1066 C.E.) from the Bayeux Tapestry from The History of Knights

Early medieval Norman knights charging English foot-soldiers at the Battle of Hastings (1066 C.E.) from the Bayeux Tapestry from The History of Knights

"Harold saving Normans" from the 11th century Bayeux Tapestry in Normandy, France This is an Absolutely phenomenal work of art!

"Harold saving Normans" from the 11th century Bayeux Tapestry in Normandy, France This is an Absolutely phenomenal work of art!

"Journey to Normandy"- Scene2:                        Harold and a companion enter the church at Bosham, to pray for a safe voyage. The night before they leave a feast is held in one of Harold's many houses - the manor house at Bosham. Harold boards his ship and sets sail. He is still carrying his hawk.

"Journey to Normandy"- Scene2: Harold and a companion enter the church at Bosham, to pray for a safe voyage. The night before they leave a feast is held in one of Harold's many houses - the manor house at Bosham. Harold boards his ship and sets sail. He is still carrying his hawk.

"The Oath" - Scene 1D:  William and Harold return to Normandy and reach the town of Bayeux. In the climax of the story so far Harold swears a solemn oath on holy relics. Was Harold promising to support William? Harold is at last set free, and sails back to England.

"The Oath" - Scene 1D: William and Harold return to Normandy and reach the town of Bayeux. In the climax of the story so far Harold swears a solemn oath on holy relics. Was Harold promising to support William? Harold is at last set free, and sails back to England.

Scene from the Bayeux Tapestry ~ The Bayeux Tapestry is an embroidered cloth nearly 70 metres long and 50 centimetres tall, 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 in 1066.

Scene from the Bayeux Tapestry ~ The Bayeux Tapestry is an embroidered cloth nearly 70 metres long and 50 centimetres tall, 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 in 1066.

Detail of Bayeux Tapestry- The word above is 'prandium', the Latin word for lunch.

Detail of Bayeux Tapestry- The word above is 'prandium', the Latin word for lunch.

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