Bayeux Tapestry (detail)

A detail from the Bayeux Tapestry showing Odo, half brother to William the Great, cheering his troops forward. The Bayeux Tapestry is a 70-metre long embroidered cloth depicting the Battle of Hastings and the events leading up to the Norman Conquest of England. It was probably commissioned by Bishop Odo of Bayeux in the 11th century.