The Normans

Bayeux Tapestry - Battle of Hastings

by Mandy Barrow

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Here are some other websites where you can find out more on the Bayeux Tapestry and the Norman invasion.

The Bayeux Tapestry

Large pictures

The Bayeux Tapestry Explained
The Norman invasion of England in 1066 is described through the images of the Bayeux Tapestry.

Bayeux Tapestry
A step by step guide to what is happening in each of the pictures

Battle of Hastings
Part of the excellent history learning site. Clear explanation with useful description.

The Norman Conquest School Site - Excellent!

The Bayeux Tapestry - See the pictures of the tapestry

People in the Bayeux Tapestry

The Bayeux Tapestry - The story behind it.

Create your own Bayeux Tapestry, Interactive

A stitch in time - Take a trail on how to do history and unravel the story behind the Bayeux Tapestry. What can the Bayeux Tapestry really tell us?

The Doomesday Book is one of Medieval England's greatest treasures. It was commissioned in December 1085 by William the Conqueror, who invaded England in 1066. The first draft was completed in August 1086.


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

Other websites

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