Essary Summary : The Bayeux Tapestry Embroidery

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Name:Shantay Osbourne
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The Bayeux Tapestry Embroidery
The confessor by the name of Edward lost his life in the year 1066 5th of January, and the following day Harold Godwinson became the next king. According to history, the Duke of Normandy who was later known as William the Conqueror on the spot started the process that would to him get conquest of England through the battle of Hastings on the 14th of October (Bartlett). There are many questions; there is only one source that can be able to explain this with very numerous details on the events that led to the actual happenings and the battle. In this history, there are many questions that are asked but the most intriguing one is how was William able to amass the men and the ships that needed to carry out the expedition. Nevertheless, referring to William of Poitiers and William of jumieges the invasion had been planned after the consideration of the two councils that was called by Duke in the spring of that year. Therefore, the fleets were prepared following the spring and the main work during the summer, as written by William Jumieges there were around 694 ships beside the other boats and skiffs that were unnumbered had a main purpose of carrying arms and the harnesses.
From the written sources and the visual rendering in the Bayeux Tapestry, the Navy was very often described as a fleet, in which it was built from scratch by William. The time that those fleets were taken seemed to very much exaggerate due to the

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