Close your eyes and remember all the history textbooks you've handled that mentioned the Norman Conquest. Set in the margin, or floating in or near the proper paragraph, there was (is) usually an ungenerous 1x1(apple) inch cut in black and white captioned, ""Detail from the Bayeux Tapestry."" This book is really for all ages, from the 6th grade study units on knighthood to adults interested in history (and especially those interested in the needle arts) who will appreciated seeing the excellent reproduction of the approximately 230 foot strip of sectioned together embroidery preserved from the early Middle Ages. Each page carries two paragraphs of text. The first, in bold type, is a running story of the Conquest as it was sewn. The second, in smaller type, explains where the craftsmen departed from the known facts and some of the minute details depicted in the dress and buildings. The book provides an easy and beautiful way to learn quite a lot about 1066 and this is certainly the year to do it.