The original Bayeux tapestry is a 70-metre strip of embroidered linen made in the AD 1070s. It tells a version of the events of AD 1064 – 66, including the death of Edward the Confessor and the Battle of Hastings. This faithful replica of the tapestry was made by 35 skilled women embroiderers so that Britain would have its own copy of the tapestry. It allows exploration of the events that led up to the Norman conquest of England in AD 1066 and provides an opportunity to examine evidence in historical sources.
AD 1885 – 1886
width: 7000 cm
height: 70 cm
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