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The Bayern Tapestry and The Norman Conquest

The world’s most famous tapestry was probably originally commissioned by William’s half-brother, Bishop Odo, and was made in England — not Bayeux — in the 1070s. It tells the story (from a largely Norman point of view) of the Battle of Hastings and the events that led up to that bloody day


Charles Dickens was not impressed when he saw the tapestry, sneering, ‘It certainly is the work of very feeble amateurs.’

NOT A TAPESTRY? People will try and tell you that this embroidered cloth does not qualify as a ‘tapestry’ – but it does
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