The Bayeux Tapestry
The Bayeux Tapestry, is some serious piece of embroidery, consisting of 50 scenes, with 632 people, 202 horses, 55 dogs, 505 creatures, 37 buildings, 41 ships and 49 trees. It measures seventy metres in length, along with Latin captions in the upper and lower margins.
It tells the story of William the Conqueror’s invasion of England and the Battle of Hastings in 1066.
The early stage of the Bayeux Tapestry tells of Harold’s journey to France, and Harold swearing an oath of allegiance to William, promising to support William’s claim to the English throne.
Edward dies, and Harold is crowned King of England, the oath he had made to William meant nothing, for he just disregarded it, to be King.
In February of 1066 a comet was observed in the sky… This was a sign of change, the downfall of the current regime.
Duke William prepared his…
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