Anglo saxon kings
History fanatic spends 18 YEARS hand stitching his own 40ft long version of the Bayeux Tapestry Andy Wilkinson had no sewing or drawing experience before he started He has been asked to display his 2:1 scale version at the 1066 battle site Sewing sessions lasted one to eight hours with an about 150 stitches per square inch
Edward the Confessor was the son of Ethelred the Unready and Emma of Normandy (daughter of Richard the Fearless). King Cnut of Denmark invaded, killed Edward's brother King Edmund Ironside, and married Emma, so Edward went into hiding in Normandy. Cnut's son became king but died without an heir, upon which Edward was made King of Wessex. Edward in turn died without an heir, and was followed by Harold, then William of Normandy.