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The Bayeux Tapestry - chronicles the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England. It is actually and embroidered cloth and is nearly 230 feet long. The fact that it survived in such amazing shape since it's creation (no one knows exactly when but it is mentioned in the 1400's) is incredible... Been there!

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The Norman conquest of England was the invasion & occupation of England by an army of Normans & French led by Duke William II of Normandy (region of France corresponding to the former Duchy of Normandy) in the 11th century. William,who defeated King Harold II of England on 14 October 1066,at the Battle of Hastings,was crowned king at London on Christmas Day, 1066. He then consolidated his control & settled many of his followers in England, introducing a number of governmental & societal…

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Portrait of William I - William the Conqueror (c1028 - 1087), married Matilda of Flanders c1050, became King of England on 25 Dec. 1066 and reigned until 9 Sept 1087.

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The oldest surviving stone castle in Great Britain 'Chepstow Castle' built in 1068, it is the oldest stone castle still surviving in Britain.

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The Ultimate Embroidery - The Bayeux Tapestry is an embroidered cloth—not an actual tapestry—nearly 70 metres (230 ft) long, 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.

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