The Bayeux Tapestry Animated

The Bayeux Tapestry famously offers a pictorial interpretation of the Norman Conquest of England (1066), a pivotal moment in medieval history, and the events leading to the invasion itself. Currently residing in France, the tapestry measures 20 inches by 230 feet, and you can now see an animated version of the story it narrates. The clip above starts roughly halfway through the story, with the appearance of Halley’s Comet, and concludes with the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

Thanks Jason for the lead on this one. Good tips are always welcome.

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