The Bayeux Tapestry: The Complete Tapestry in Colour

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Thames & Hudson, 2004 - Art - 234 pages
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In a series of scenes, with a running text in Latin, the Tapestry relates the invasion of England by William of Normandy and his victory at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. This book makes it accessible and allows readers to appreciate how totally absorbing it is. The Tapestry is reproduced in colour, with captions on a fold-out page for easy reference. A second reproduction of the Tapestry in black and white has a detailed accompanying commentary. Sir David Wilson, former Director of the British Museum, provides an up-to-date summary of the historical evidence, explains each episode and covers related topics such as the costumes, armour, ships, buildings and customs.

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The fragile Bayeux Tapestry, housed in a museum in Normandy, retells the story of conflict between Saxon and Norman that led to the Battle of Hastings in 1066 C.E. Though it has been widely examined ... Read full review

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The Bayeux Tapestry, a major monument of medieval art and history, is an embroidered linen panel 70 meters long which portrays the events of the Norman conquest of England, culminating in the Battle ... Read full review

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