Towering cathedrals, authentic Camembert and the Bayeux Tapestry: Six things you must do in Normandy
It's one of the most momentous dates in our history.
So to mark the 950th anniversary this month of the bloody Battle of Hastings, Gareth Huw Davies visits William the Conqueror’s handsome home of Normandy, from where he plotted to wrestle the crown from King Harold in 1066.
Here are the six sights there not to be missed.
1. Conqueror’s Cathedral
The Normans left us fine churches, cathedrals and castles. And their own buildings are outstanding too. William consecrated Bayeux Cathedral in 1077, and it may have been here that in 1064 Harold swore a controversial oath of loyalty to William. ... read more
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