I’m sure you’ll be happy to know that the Bayeux Tapestry, one of the world’s greatest works of art, has finally been finished—some 900 years after it was commissioned to mark William the Conqueror's victory at the Battle of Hastings.
I know I’m happy—though not so much because the tapestry is complete but because I no longer feel bad about the quilt I started three years ago and haven’t worked on since.
I realize I have plenty of time.
What is the Bayeux Tapestry?
The Bayeux Tapestry—most likely the most famous historical cartoon strip in the world—illustrates the events of the Norman conquest leading up to the Battle of Hastings, where William the Conqueror defeated King Harold II. This was back in 1066, a really famous year that historians love to write about.
Watch the animated Bayeux Tapestry