Supposed to be the work of Matilda, wife of William the
Conqueror. It represents the mission of Harold to the duke, and all the
incidents of his history from that event till his death at Hastings in
1066. It is called Bayeux from the place where it is preserved. A
drawing, on a reduced scale, of this curious antique is preserved in
the Guildhall Library.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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