The Bayeux Tapestry is a nearly thousand year old embroidered cloth that’s 230 feet long and 20 inches tall, showing the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England. William the Conquerer was, of course, of Viking descent. What?! Yes, his great-great-great-grandfather was Rollo, who pillaged northern France with fellow Viking raiders in the late ninth and early 10th centuries.

Looking for the full tapestry? Here it is below, all 20,000 x 200 pixels. Enjoy!

Tapisserie_de_Bayeux_31109

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *