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.
- The Bayeux Tapestry was completed in the 1070s, several years after William’s victory in the Battle of Hastings.
- The Bayeux Tapestry isn’t really a tapestry – it’s an embroidered linen cloth.
- It is about 70 meters (230 ft) long.
- It tells the story of the William the Conqueror‘s invasion of England and the Battle of Hastings.
- The Bayeux Tapestry was probably made in England, having been commissioned by William I’s half-brother, Bishop Odo.
- It was discovered in the 18th century hanging in Bayeux Cathedral.
- Wool yarn, colored by vegetable dyes, was used for the embroidery and the work is divided into fifty panels.