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Bayeux Tapestry, detail of section depicting the Battle of Hastings

Bayeux Tapestry, detail of section depicting the Battle of Hastings, linen with wool embroidery, h. c. 500 mm, probably before 1082 (Bayeux, Musée de la Tapisserie de la Reine Mathilde); photo credit: Scala/Art Resource, NY

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Messengers Signal the Appearance of a Comet (Halley's Comet)

Bayeux tapestry, detail of section depicting Messengers Signal the Appearance of a Comet (Halley’s Comet), linen with wool embroidery, h. c. 500 mm, probably before 1082 (Bayeux, Musée de la Tapisserie de la Reine Mathilde); photo credit: Erich Lessing/Art Resource, NY

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Bayeux tapestry, detail of section depicting Bishop Odo Blessing the Feast, linen with woo....

Bayeux tapestry, detail of section depicting Bishop Odo Blessing the Feast, linen with wool embroidery, h. c. 500 mm, probably before 1082 (Bayeux, Musée de la Tapisserie de la Reine Mathilde); photo credit: Erich Lessing/Art Resource, NY

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Death of King Edward the Confessor

Bayeux tapestry, detail of section depicting Death of King Edward the Confessor, linen with wool embroidery, h. c. 500 mm, probably before 1082 (Bayeux, Musée de la Tapisserie de la Reine Mathilde); photo credit: Erich Lessing/Art Resource, NY

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