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The Bayeux Tapestry

City of Bayeux1070

British Museum

British Museum

The Bayeux Tapestry is an embroidery that tells the story of the events leading to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. This scene from the Tapestry shows Norman knights attacking the Anglo-Saxon shield-wall.

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  • Title: The Bayeux Tapestry
  • Creator: City of Bayeux
  • Date Created: 1070
  • Physical Dimensions: 6850 cm x 53.6 cm
  • Provenance: Probably made in Canterbury for Bayeux Cathedral
  • Material: wool on linen cloth
  • Copyright: City of Bayeux
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