Bayeux tapestry reconstruction.

One of the best  iconographic sources on late X and XI century is so called Bayeux Tapestry, showing the Wilhelm the Conquerors campaign to conquer England and the Battle of Hastings (which ends the early medieval timespan).

One of the proofs gambesons were used by Normans in XIc

The tapestry itself is almost 70 meters long and is considered to be one of the top achievements of Norman romanesque art and embroidery. It consists of 58 images that can be seen here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayeux_Tapestry_tituli

I am absolutely amazed by the great work of  Mr Andy Wilkinson, a reenactor who sucessfully attempted to reconstruct this piece of art:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2305699/History-fanatic-spends-18-YEARS-hand-stitching-version-Bayeux-Tapestry-40ft-long.html

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