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Bayeux tapestry


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bayeux tapestry A piece of linen about 1 ft. 8 in. wide by 213 ft. long, covered with embroidery representing the incidents of William the Conqueror's expedition to England, preserved in the town museum of Bayeux in Normandy. It is probably of the 11th century, and is attributed by tradition to Matilda, the Conqueror's wife.
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In literature:

It was just like the tapestry at Bayeux on which Norman ladies embroidered the battles in the Norman Conquest of England.
"Tales of Troy: Ulysses the Sacker of Cities" by Andrew Lang
The finest tapestries at Bayeux were made by the Queen of William the Conqueror.
"The Abominations of Modern Society" by Rev. T. De Witt Talmage
The finest tapestries at Bayeux were made by the queen of William the Conqueror.
"New Tabernacle Sermons" by Thomas De Witt Talmage
Description of the Bayeux Tapestry.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume One" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
The earliest European work with which we have to concern ourselves is the Bayeux tapestry.
"Arts and Crafts in the Middle Ages" by Julia De Wolf Addison
Do you know, he's in the act of doing it on the Bayeux tapestry?
"Set in Silver" by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
A representation of the landing is one of the designs in the Bayeux tapestry.
"Highways & Byways in Sussex" by E.V. Lucas
This, in brief, is the great Bayeux tapestry.
"The Tapestry Book" by Helen Churchill Candee
The Bayeux tapestry shows the two types in use, the heavy type being used to fell trees and the lighter for fighting.
"The Bronze Age in Ireland" by George Coffey
A picture of the comet on this occasion forms a quaint feature in the Bayeux Tapestry.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
Bayeux Tapestry, the, 98.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
Bayeux, Tapestry of, 310, 311.
"The Cathedrals of Northern France" by Francis Miltoun
The Bayeux tapestry is worked in worsted on linen; the design is perfectly flat and shadowless.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
Great discussion has taken place amongst the learned with regard to the exact time at which the Bayeux tapestry was wrought.
"The Art of Needle-work, from the Earliest Ages, 3rd ed." by Elizabeth Stone
The queen who conceived and furthered the execution of the Bayeux tapestry was representative of the best type of Norman womanhood.
"Women of England, Volume 9 (of 10)" by Burleigh James Bartlett
It was just like the tapestry at Bayeux on which Norman ladies embroidered the battles in the Norman Conquest of England.
"Tales of Troy and Greece" by Andrew Lang
They were all of the type depicted in the Bayeux tapestry.
"Ancient and Modern Ships." by George C. V. Holmes
Thus are Harold and his attendants represented, in the famous tapestry of Bayeux.
"View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Henry Hallam
He's crazy to go to Bayeux and see the tapestry, and it isn't so very far.
"Seeing France with Uncle John" by Anne Warner
This is the typical helmet of the 11th-century warrior, and is made familiar by the Bayeux Tapestry.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 2" by Various

In news:

Weinberg's analysis of the Bayeux Tapestry and the medieval tactic of the stirrup and couched lanced is, however, wrong.
Bayeux's famous 230-foot-long tapestry —displayed in this well-run little museum—tells the story of the Norman conquest of England.
Bayeux tapestry recreated in glass.