The Bayeux Tapestry

The History Grad

Whilst in the Minster Gate Bookshop in York a few months back I found an incredibly unique book about the Bayeux Tapestry. Its rareness lies in the fact it’s an illustrated pull out book with the entire tapestry included and explained in English, French and German subtitles. The actual tapestry is over 70m long and currently resides in Northern France at the Musée de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Additionally a replica was created in England in the 1880s by Elizabeth Wardle and volunteers, and is located at the Reading Museum and Art Gallery. The tapestry starts in 1064, and follows the critical events that lead to the 1066 Battle of Hastings between William Duke of Normandy and King Harold II of England. This battle is one of the most well known in English history, and marked the end of Saxon rule and the beginning of the Norman dynasty. It is…

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