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Bayeux Tapestry



A famous tapestry representing the conquest of England by William the Conqueror. It is embroidered on a band of linen 231 feet long and 20 inches wide in blue, green, red, and yellow, divided into 72 scenes ranging over the whole story of the conquest. Tradition attributed it to William's Queen, Matilda, but it is now believed to be of later origin executed for Bayeux Cathedral.