The Norman Conquest of England is a historic event of epic proportions. So much so that the Bayeux Tapestry which chronicles the event is more than 230 feet long. This panel is one of several pulled from the larger work. It shows Harold of Wessex as he prepares for his journey to accept the throne of England. He is enjoying a final meal before he sets off from Normandy across the English Channel. Unknown to him at the time of sailing was that his cousin, William, had also been promised the throne and the prelude to the war was set. The inscription Ecclesia, Hic Harold Mare Navigavit Et Vellis means, “Here Harold took to the sea”. This wonderful tapestry has a fully lined backing and a tunnel for ease of hanging. Note: tapestry rod and tassels, where pictured, are purchased separately.