The Bayeux Tapestry depicts the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings on October The section reproduced above represents part of the battle itself, with Norman cavalry attacking the Anglo-Saxon shield wall.
Battle of Hastings, 14 October is one of the most well-known Medieval battles. William 'the Conqueror,' Duke of Normandy defeated then King Harold II to take the English crown and became King of England. Harold actually died from an arrow to the eye!
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Bayeux Cathedral is the home of the Bayeux Tapestry, which depicts how William the Conqueror became the first Norman king of England. The cathedral, consecrated in is the original home of the tapestry.