Halley's Comet on the Bayeux Tapestry. It was seen by some as an ill omen for King Harold of England, who was then defeated by French. invaders. ©Mona Evans "Halley's Comet" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art44795.asp Features Halley, Halley Comet, Bayeux Tapestries, Tapestries Features, Evans Halley
The Bayeux Tapestry (from 1070) 230ft long depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England. (This panel shows the death of Harold the English King.) It is one of the most important historical 'diaries'. Musée de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, France
William the Conqueror, Bayeux Tapestry. A transition from Old English to Middle English began with the Norman Conquest of 1066. William the Conqueror (Duke of Normandy and, later, William I of England) invaded the island of Britain from his home base in northern France, and overthrew the Anglo-Saxon rulership of the island nation.
Coronation April 3rd 1043. Edward the Confessor was crowned King of England at Winchester Cathedral, the last king of the House of Wessex.He has traditionally been seen as unworldly and pious, and his reign as notable for the disintegration of royal power in England and the advance in power of the Godwin family.
Halley's Comet as imaged by the Giotto probe in 1986. Halley's Comet has been swinging close by Earth every 75 years or so for at least the last 2200 years. It is about 15 km across and loses about 6 meters of icy material from its surface with each sunward encounter. How long would it take for Halley's Comet to be no more?