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Study the Bayeux Tapestry

Dating back to the 11th century, the Bayeux Tapestry is one of the most famous works of art in the western world from medieval times.

Called in turn “Telle du Conquest” by the canons of the cathedral, “William’s Toilette” in the 18th century and even “Queen Matilda’s Tapestry” in the 19th century, this historic monument, a major documentary, retraces a series of events that took place in Normandy and in England in the second half of the 11th century.

A key source for history and for the history of civilisations, this Norman work of art has been added since 2007 to the UNESCO “Memory of the World” Register.(http://www.unesco.org/new/fr/communication-and-information/flagship-project-activities/memory-of-the-world/homepage/)

 

Now let’s set off on a voyage of discovery of this remarkable work and its epic tale.