Here you will find information and pictures on the Bayeux Tapestry and Battle of Hastings
The Normans

Bayeux Tapestry - Battle of Hastings

by Mandy Barrow

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We can see on the Tapestry that....

Tapestry

The Normans Knights had horses unlike the English who were on foot.

Normans

The Normans had an advantage by using horses in the battle. The horses, however, were not armoured.This made them especially vulnerable when attacking a shield wall.

Spears and javelins are the most common weapons used by the Norman knights on the Tapestry

Contents

The Norman Invasion of England - introduction

Meet the four claimants to the English throne (includes family tree)

The battle of Stamford Bridge

Who was the leader of the Normans?

Who were the Normans? Houses, clothes, food

Where did William fight Harold for the English Throne?
The Battle of Hastings

What happened at the Battle of Hastings?

Who died with an arrow in his eye?

William becomes King - plus Domesday Book info

The Bayeux Tapestry - introduction

What is the Bayeux Tapestry about?

Questions and answers about the Bayeux Tapestry Part one

Questions and answers about the Bayeux Tapestry Part two

Horses | Armour | Shields | Helmets | Weapons

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