What is the purpose of the Bayeux Tapestry?

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Bayeux Tapestry. Bayeux Tapestry, medieval embroidery depicting the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, remarkable as a work of art and important as a source for 11th-centuryhistory.

How reliable is the Bayeux Tapestry as a form of evidence? Because the tapestry was made within a generation of the Norman defeat of the Anglo-Saxons, it is considered to be a somewhat accurate representation of events. Based on a few key pieces of evidence, art historians believe the patron was Odo, Bishop of Bayeux. Odo was the-half-brother of William, Duke of Normandy.

Who Killed Harold? A Norman account of the battle, Carmen de Hastingae Proelio ("Song of the Battle of Hastings"), said tohave been written shortly after the battle by Guy, Bishop of Amiens, says that Harold was killed by four knights, probably including Duke William, and his body dismembered.

Who created the Bayeux Tapestry and why? Bishop Odo of Bayeux