The Bayeux Tapestry is an embroidered cloth nearly 70 metres (230 ft) long and 50 centimetres (20 in) tall, which depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England concerning William, Duke of Normandy, and Harold, Earl of Wessex, later King of England, and culminating in the Battle of Hastings. Although it was made after the Conquest it was both made in England and firmly in an Anglo-Saxon tradition. Accordingly the tapestry is accepted by art historians as the final and surely the best-known work of Anglo-Saxon art.

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