1066: The Hidden History of the Bayeux Tapestry

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Fourth Estate, 2004 - Bayeux tapestry - 354 pages
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The Bayeux Tapestry was embroidered in the late 11th century. As an artefact, it is priceless, incomparable - nothing of its delicacy, texture, let alone wit, survives from the period. As a pictorial story it is delightful: the first feature-length cartoon. As history it is essential: it represents the moment of Britain's last conquest by a foreign army and celebrates the Norman victory over the blinded Saxon Harold. Or does it ?

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User Review  - john257hopper - LibraryThing

A well researched and highly readable history and analysis. The author rejects the traditional view that the tapestry is pure Norman propaganda, though it can superficially be read in that way. He ... Read full review

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User Review  - FPdC - LibraryThing

Before reading this book, in February 2006, I had never heard of the Bayeux Tapestry, and if I had not stumbled over it in Westminster Abbey's bookshop, it would have been very unlikely I would ever ... Read full review


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Andrew Bridgeford is a lawyer and a historian. He lives on the Isle of Jersey in the United Kingdom.

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