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English: Bayeux Tapestry. "HAROLD SACRAMENTUM FECIT WILLELMO DUCI", (Harold makes his oath to the Duke). King Harold makes an oath of fealty to William, Duke of Normandy, by touching two altars containing relics of saints. It was the breaking of this purported oath which caused the Norman Conquest of England. The scene occurred at Bagia (Bayeux), as the previous scene in the Tapestry states.
Date 24 November 2010 (original upload date)
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