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From Bayeux to Brexit: the Battle of Hastings' 950-year legacy

The Battle of Hastings – which marks its 950th anniversary on Friday – still reverberates through literature, film and art The tapestry, thought to have been made in England, is history written by the victors but sewed by the vanquished; the Anglo-Saxon seamstresses who made it compelled to embroider the end of the Anglo-Saxon era. Space is made before the battle to outline William’s dubious claim to the English throne, while Norman atrocities in its aftermath are omitted.
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