Bayeux tapestry isn't a tapestry and wasn't woven by nuns
The widely accepted theory that nuns made the Bayeux tapestry has been disputed by experts who say that it was made by a group of professionals.
The tapestry is also revealed to be an embroidery, with the two require differing techniques.
A tapestry is woven on a loom whereas an embroidery has what is known as a "ground fabric" on which threads are sewn or embroidered to form a picture.
The idea that nuns across England made the Bayeux tapestry in nine sections which were then stitched together has been thrown into doubt by the new research....
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