Thursday, May 24, 2007

Bayeux Tapestry: The Movie

The Bayeux Tapestry (French: Tapisserie de Bayeux) as you have never seen it. Technically, it is not a tapestry in the traditional meaning of the word, that is, woven. Rather, it is embroidered and it is long. 20 in by 230 feet, depicting the events leading up to, as well as, the Norman invasion of England in 1066. The Tapestry is annotated in Latin but in this YouTube video, the annotations have been translated into English. Also, it starts about halfway through the original work at the appearence of Halley's Comet and concludes at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Still, fun to watch.

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