Definition of the Bayeux Tapestry from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Bayeux Tapestry

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a finely decorated cloth wall covering made in the 11th century. It shows the events that led to the Battle of Hastings (1066) between the Normans under William the Conqueror and the English under King Harold II, and the death of King Harold. It is 74 yards/68 metres long and is kept in a museum at Bayeux in northern France.