Chapter 13: The Battle of Hastings

Scene 7: The battle is over

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With Harold dead, the battle is over. The victorious Normans chase the remaining English from the battlefield. The final scene from the tapestry has been lost. It may have shown William being crowned King of England. This would match the scene at the very beginning of the tapestry, which shows King Edward secure on the throne just two years earlier.

Keep exploring the story of the Bayeux Tapestry

Although the battle is over, the war won by William, there is still lots more that you can learn about the Bayeux Tapestry and its fantastic story on the Reading Museum website.

The History of Britain's Bayeux Tapestry

People of the Bayeux Tapestry

What happened after Hastings?

Bayeux Tapestry school visits, image licensing, and gift shop