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.

Discover the History of Britain's Bayeux Tapestry.

Meet the People of the Bayeux Tapestry.

Learn about what happened after the Battle of Hastings.

Read about Bayeux Tapestry school visits, image licensing, and the Bayeux Tapestry products in our gift shop.

Find out how you can visit the Bayeux Tapestry Gallery at Reading Museum.

Join us for an online guided tour

Reading Museum's Virtual Bayeux Tapestry Tour: Trailer

In our online guided tour, Reading Museum's resident Bayeux Tapestry expert, Ben Bishop, presents the epic story of the Norman conquest of England, covering all the battles, characters and events that the Bayeux Tapestry portrays, and shares the history of this remarkable replica.

Book your ticket today!