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Ornate red and ivory wall decoration, with plaque and symbols

1066 and the Bayeux Tapestry

Posted by: Margaret Wood

Last Friday, October 14th, marked the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings.  On October 14, 1066, William the Conqueror invaded England and overthrew the last Anglo Saxon king, Harold Godwinson. The Bayeux Tapestry commemorates the events of that turbulent time.  My colleague Emily has a fold-out book of the tapestry, and I thought it …