The Bayeux Tapestry is a medieval embroidery depicting the Battle of Hastings. It Is a remarkable piece of art created on a band of linen 70 meters long and 49.5 cm wide. Age has slightly browned the linen. Eight colours of worsteds were used to create more than 70 scenes of the Norman conquest. It is uncertain where the tapestry originated from. William’s wife Matilda may have created the.