09 October 2013


I've just enlightened my Facebook friends on some excellent trivia, and now it's your turn.

But first a jaunty song.

Our most famous piece of English medieval art is, of course, an *embroidery*. 

It's called the Bayeux Tapestry but that's a misnomer because, while tapestry is woven on a loom, embroidery is stitched by hand with a needle and thread. 

(Feel free to earn pedant points by calling the 230ft Bayeux Embroidery by its correct name hereon.) 

I learn that it was probably made in Kent where it took about seven years to produce and cost its commissioner - William the Conqueror's half-brother, Bishop Odo of Bayeux - a small fortune. 

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