I just came across this while reading my feeds, and I must send out a thanks to Jason for sharing it: the animated Bayeux Tapestry. For those that don’t know (shame on you), the Bayeux Tapestry shows the events of the Norman invasion of England. See also this page which has a breakdown of the tapestry, scene by scene. (Trivia: The Normans were initially Vikings. The name Norman is derived from either Northmen or Norsemen.)
If you’re interested in the invasion and want to know more, I can recommend 1066: The Year of the Invasion by David Howarth. I read it a year or two ago, and found it to be a great read.