Musée de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, Bayeux, Normandy, France

The Bayeux Tapestry invites you to discover the conquest of the throne of England by William the Conqueror, from 1064 until the end of the Battle of Hastings.

1064: King Edward of England sends Harold to Normandy. Harold must confirm to William that he will be Edward’s successor on the throne. However, at the death of Edward in 1066 Harold seized the crown of England. In response, William and his troops fight Harold at the Battle of Hastings. Harold and his army are defeated on October 14, 1066.

The Bayeux Tapestry is inscribed on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.

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