One of the great historical records of the Middle Ages in Britain lies, not in a library, and not even in Britain, but in a specially-built tourist centre in Bayeux, France. The Bayeux Tapestry tells the story of William the Conqueror's invasion of England and the Battle of Hastings which led to his victory (n.b. Hastings is where we have our new seaside apartment).
We do not know for certain who commissioned the tapestry, though the likeliest candidate is William's half-brother Odo, Bishop of Bayeux.
What we do know is that one of my ancestors fought on the side of the English against William. Sadly, we did not win but my ancestor has been captured for eternity in the tapestry.
Can you see Fazbeux my ancestor (you might have to biggify)?