Guide to the Bayeux Tapestry
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Guide to the Bayeux Tapestry by Victoria and Albert Museum. Department of Textiles.

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Published by H.M.S.O in London .
Written in English

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Statementby F.F.L. Birrell.
ContributionsBirrell, F F L.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21046820M

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