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Bayeux tapestry

[bey-yoo, bah-; French ba-yœ] /beɪˈyu, bɑ-; French baˈyœ/
noun
1.
a strip of embroidered linen 231 feet (70 meters) long and 20 inches (50 cm) wide, depicting the Norman conquest of England and dating from c1100.
Origin of Bayeux tapestry
after Bayeux, France, the town in which it was made
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  • What can you discover about the Normans from the pictures of the Bayeux tapestry?

    Britain in the Middle Ages Florence L. Bowman
  • Mention should also be made of the wonderful Bayeux tapestry.

    Quilts Marie D. Webster
  • A picture of the comet on this occasion forms a quaint feature in the Bayeux tapestry.

    The Story of the Heavens Robert Stawell Ball
  • Many of them were decorated (according to the Bayeux tapestry).

  • The ventayle; Used here for the nasale or nose-piece shown in the Bayeux tapestry.

    The Visions of England Francis T. Palgrave
  • This arrangement of lines is very common on the Bayeux tapestry.

    Armour & Weapons Charles John Ffoulkes
  • But if the Bayeux tapestry be correct, the fury of the fight for the standard would be explained.

  • Harold's election and coronation, from the Bayeux tapestry, p. 99.

  • This is precisely the method used in the Bayeux tapestry and other antique embroideries.

    Child Life in Colonial Days Alice Morse Earle
  • The Bayeux tapestry shows the two types in use, the heavy type being used to fell trees and the lighter for fighting.

British Dictionary definitions for Bayeux tapestry

Bayeux tapestry

noun
1.
an 11th- or 12th-century embroidery in Bayeux, nearly 70.5 m (231 ft) long by 50 cm (20 inches) high, depicting the Norman conquest of England
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