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Notre-Dame de Bayeux

Bayeux Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Bayeux) is a Norman-Romanesque cathedral, located in the town of Bayeux. It is the seat of the Bishop of Bayeux. It was the original home of the Bayeux Tapestry and is a national monument of France.

The site is an ancient one and was once occupied by Roman sanctuaries. The present cathedral was consecrated on 14 July 1077 in the presence of William, Duke of Normandy and King of England. It was here that William forced Harold Godwinson to take the oath, the breaking of which led to the Norman conquest of England.

William the Conqueror

William the Conqueror (French: Guillaume le Conquérant) (circa 1028– 9 September 1087), also known as William I of England (Guillaume Ier d’Angleterre) and William II of Normandy (Guillaume II de Normandie), was the first Norman King of England from Christmas, 1066 until his death. He was also Duke of Normandy from 3 July 1035 until his death. Before his conquest of England, he was known as William the Bastard (Guillaume le Bâtard) because of the illegitimacy of his birth.

To press his claim to the English crown, William invaded England in 1066, leading an army of Normans, Bretons, Flemish people, and Frenchmen (from Paris and Île-de-France) to victory over the English forces of King Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings, and suppressed subsequent English revolts in what has become known as the Norman Conquest.

His reign, which brought Norman-French culture to England, had an impact on the subsequent course of England in the Middle Ages. The details of that impact and the extent of the changes have been debated by scholars for centuries. In addition to the obvious change of ruler, his reign also saw a programme of building and fortification, changes to the English language, a shift in the upper levels of society and the church, and adoption of some aspects of continental church reform.

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  • andy551
    andy551almost 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot of this beautiful place.

  • Thanks for your nice comment in my photo.

    – paolo1955

  • vadim19
    vadim19almost 4 years ago

    Wonderful work, Paolo!

  • Thanks my friends for your kind remarks in my photo.

    – paolo1955

  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoalmost 4 years ago

    The present cathedral was consecrated on 14 July 1077 in the presence of William, Duke of Normandy and King of England HOLY MOLY…….that is so gorgeous……I can feel the history……those windows are spectacular!! As always you bring us such an awesome view.

  • HOLY MOLY…a French was the first Norman King of England from Christmas, 1066 until his death.can you figure this :-))
    Thanks ever so much Elizabeth, always great to hear from you.

    – paolo1955

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 4 years ago

  • Thanks ever so much Audrey, always great to hear from you.

    – paolo1955

  • Cheryl  Lunde
    Cheryl Lundealmost 4 years ago

    Stunning !!

  • Thanks for your nice comment in my photo.

    – paolo1955

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1almost 4 years ago

  • Thank-you.For dropping by & taking a look at my captures. Much appreciated

    – paolo1955

  • Veronica Schultz
    Veronica Schultzalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot!

  • Thanks for popping by ,and leaving your comments, much appreciated

    – paolo1955

  • trish725
    trish725almost 4 years ago

  • Thanks ever so much for the feature Much appreciated, I am truly honored

    – paolo1955

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesoralmost 4 years ago

    Stunning capture Paolo!! :)

  • Hi Keith,Thank you so much for your much appreciated comment.

    – paolo1955

  • Polly x
    Polly xalmost 4 years ago

  • Thanks ever so much Polly, always great to hear from you.

    – paolo1955

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