Here you will find information and pictures on the Bayeux Tapestry and Battle of Hastings
The Normans

Bayeux Tapestry - Battle of Hastings

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The Bayeux Tapestry

The Bayeux Tapestry is a cartoon-type picture story of the Battle of Hastings - The Norman's Invasion of England, in 1066. Through out the following pages you will find out about the famous tapestry and what it tells us about life during the time of the Norman invasion.

The story behind the Bayeux Tapestry (The Norman Invasion) - Who were the Normans? Who were the three claimants to the English thone? Click here to find out

Did you know?....
The Bayeux Tapestry is not a tapestry (something woven), but an embroidery (something sewn).

The Battle of Hastings was fought on October 14th 1066. It is the most famous date and the most famous battle in English history.

The Battle of Hastings changed the course of History. It made England a closer part of Europe, and for the next three hundred years, the rulers and the nobility of England spoke French, not English.

Norman SoldiersSaxon Soldier

Find out about the Normans


The Norman Invasion of England - introduction

Meet the four claimants to the English throne (includes family tree)

The battle of Stamford Bridge

Who was the leader of the Normans?

Who were the Normans? Houses, clothes, food

Where did William fight Harold for the English Throne?
The Battle of Hastings

What happened at the Battle of Hastings?

Who died with an arrow in his eye?

William becomes King - plus Domesday Book info

The Bayeux Tapestry - introduction

What is the Bayeux Tapestry about?

Questions and answers about the Bayeux Tapestry Part one

Questions and answers about the Bayeux Tapestry Part two

Horses | Armour | Shields | Helmets | Weapons

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