The Bayeux Tapestry - chronicles the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England. It is actually and embroidered cloth and is nearly 230 feet long. The fact that it survived in such amazing shape since it's creation (no one knows exactly when but it is mentioned in the 1400's) is incredible... Been there!
On this day 6th January, 1066 the last Anglo-Saxon King of England Harold II was crowned. He reigned for ten months before he died at the Battle of Hastings, fighting the Norman invaders led by William the Conqueror. Harold was the first of only three Kings of England to have died in battle, the other being Richard I and Richard III
Crewel: El Tapiz de Bayeux – Tapisserie de Bayeux – Bayeux Tapestry –
An image of King Harold from the Bayeux Tapestry ... embroidered more than 925 years ago, the tapestry is nearly 230' long by 20" wide, celebrating events prior, during and after the Norman invasion of England in 1066, including the Battle of Hastings and the coronation of William the Conqueror as England's new king.
The Battle of Hastings occurred on 14 October 1066 during the Norman conquest of England, between the Norman-French army of Duke William II of Normandy and the English army under King Harold II. It took place at Senlac Hill, approximately 7 miles (11 kilometres) northwest of Hastings, close to the present-day town of Battle, East Sussex, and was a decisive Norman victory.