Bayeux tapestry
Bayeux tapestry Ba`yeux" tap"es*try 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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Bayeux Tapestry — [bā yo͞o′; ] Fr [ bȧ yö′] n. an embroidered length of linen, 231 feet (70 m) long and 191/ 2 inches (51 cm) wide, probably of the 11th cent., in the museum of Bayeux, in NW France, picturing incidents of the Norman conquest and events leading up… …   English World dictionary

  • Bayeux Tapestry — The Bayeux Tapestry ( fr. Tapisserie de Bayeux) is a 50 cm by 70 m (20 in by 230 ft) long embroidered cloth which explains the events leading up to the 1066 Norman invasion of England as well as the events of the invasion itself. The Tapestry is… …   Wikipedia

  • Bayeux tapestry — /bay yooh , bah /; Fr. /bann yue / a strip of embroidered linen 231 ft. (70 m) long and 20 in. (50 cm) wide, depicting the Norman conquest of England and dating from c1100. [after Bayeux, France, the town in which it was made] * * * Medieval… …   Universalium

  • Bayeux Tapestry — This remarkable work depicts events in England following a journey to France by Earl Harold with instructions by King Edward. In a sequence of scenes we see Harold in Normandy, and the infamous oath swearing, the death of Edward, Harold s… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Bayeux Tapestry —    This 70 meter (231 feet) foot long by 49.5 centimeter (19.5 inch) wide strip of embroidered linen records the invasion and conquest of England in 1066 by William the Conqueror. This is a very valuable document because of the weapons, clothes… …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

  • BAYEUX TAPESTRY —    representations in tapestry of events connected with the Norman invasion of England, commencing with Harold s visit to the Norman court, and ending with his death at the battle of Hastings; still preserved in the public library of Bayeux; is… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Bayeux Tapestry — Bay|eux Tap|es|try, the a ↑tapestry (=large piece of heavy woven cloth) made in Bayeux, northern France, in the 11th or 12th century, whose pictures tell the story of the Norman Conquest of England in 1066 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Bayeux tapestry — /beɪjɜ ˈtæpəstri/ (say bayyer tapuhstree) noun a strip of embroidered linen 70.4 m long and 50.8 cm wide, dating from the 12th century, preserved in Bayeux, a town in north western France; depicts events leading to the Norman conquest of England …   Australian English dictionary

  • Bayeux tapestry — /bay yooh , bah /; Fr. /bann yue / a strip of embroidered linen 231 ft. (70 m) long and 20 in. (50 cm) wide, depicting the Norman conquest of England and dating from c1100. [after Bayeux, France, the town in which it was made] …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) Bayeux Tapestry — the Bayeux Tapestry [the Bayeux Tapestry] a finely decorated cloth wall covering made in the 11th century. It shows the events that led to the Battle of ↑Hastings (1066) between the ↑Normans under ↑William the Conqueror and the English under King …   Useful english dictionary

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