"the heavy-browed frown of the Northmen in the Bayeux Tapestry"

The Bayeux Tapestry is a 70 metre long embroidered cloth that pictorially tells the story of the Norman conquest of England, and the events leading up to it. The Tapestry (not actually a tapestry but an embroidery) resides in the Bayeux Tapestry Museum in Bayeux, Normandy. A full-size replica of the Tapestry, created in 1885 by 35 women embroiderers, can be viewed at Reading Museum in England.

The Bayeux Tapestry, explained scene by scene