The Bayeux Tapestry
The Bayeux Tapestry is an embroidery (go figure) that is roughly 20
inches tall and 230 feet long. It tells the story of the events leading
up to and including the Battle of Hastings on October 14, 1066.
Each "part" below is linked to a GIF image roughly 240K that depicts
a 2.25 yard length of the Bayeux Tapestry.
All measurements are very approximate.
among other amusements, can be found in the margins.
Duke William raises
his helm to show his troops he's still alive.
King Harold grasps
at an arrow that has apparently caught him in the eye. Soon after he
is cut down with a sword.
A close-up stitch example showing both the front
and back for
Another stitch example
showing the second Harold at his death-scene. You can see the stitch holes
where the arrow to his eye has been removed. The image of the reverse
side has circles to help point out these holes.
Maintained by Matt Stum
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