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A brief overview of the Bayeux Tapestry, which is actually an embroidery, highlighting its purpose, history and function. Several sections are shown in more detail to relate how and why the tapestry came to exist and how it was made.
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19 March 2010

Classroom Ideas

Teachers could use different images from different parts of the tapestry and give them to pupils. Pupils will need to study the tapestry and try and work out what was happening. Teachers can give each pupil a scene from the Battle of Hastings and pupils need to draw the scene on A4 paper. This can then be displayed as the class’ interpretation of the Battle of Hastings.