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The Bayeux Tapestry tells the story of William of Normandy's invasion of England and of it's King Harold, and the Battle of Hastings in 1066 as well as the events immediately following. It begins with Harold and Edward the Confessor and ends with Harold and William. The Tapestry is a journey, just as a film is a journey, with players, backgrounds, action, love, hate, desire and above all, a blockbuster ending. It is also, as most historians agree, incomplete. The Tapestry most ikely had another section which has been lost in time. The section that is believed to be missing could have contained the glorious ending of William The Conqueror's coronation, December 25th, 1066. But like so many early moving pictures of the late 19th century, these frames also, have been lost. The Bayeux Tapestry is not a true tapestry. A true tapestry is woven however this "tapestry", is in fact a sewn embroidery. The true Bayeux Tapestry is kept in Bayeux, Normandy and was given the description in 1476 of "a very long and narrow hanging on which are embroidered figures and inscriptions comprising a representation of the conquest of England". It is believed that in 1070 the half-brother of William of England, Bishop Odo, may have been the one to order the embroidery to be made. The Tapestry was likely embroidered in Kent, England.