Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Bayeux Tapestry

(Wikipedia, BayeuxTapestryScene08)
Although Norman, the Bayeux Tapestry dates from the “Viking” period (approximately 850 to 1100 AD).  It illustrates the events leading up to the conquest of England by William, Duke of Normandy.  This 230 foot long embroidered cloth was probably made in England in the 1070s.  Among the 50 scenes of the cloth, several horses are depicted in a tolt.

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