It's not a tapestry
To start with the 70-metre long Bayeux Tapestry, which depicts the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings as well as the event itself in 1066, isn't in fact a tapestry at all. Instead it is a work of embroidery made from wool stitched on to linen.
The embroidery is split into 32 scenes depicting the Norman invasion of Britain led by William the Conqueror.
Where does it come from?