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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