I'm a sucker for French history, embroidered cloth, and cheesy animation. Finally, some brilliant mind out there thought to combine all three into a wonderful four-minute epic on YouTube. Here is the famous Bayeux Tapestry, only at the halfway mark but depicting the Norman invasion of England and the Battle of Hastings in 1066, slightly animated and with dramatic music. It's fantastic, and even has a grand, exciting feel to it if you can get into it like I did.
Francophiles and history buffs, rejoice!