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A Tapestry, Well Woven,
This review is from: 1066: The Hidden History in the Bayeux Tapestry (Paperback)
Everyone knows about the Bayeux Tapestry, or do they?
If you are really interested in the Bayeux Tapestry and the period of history covering the conquest of England, then this is the book for you.
A work of exquisite detail the tapestry has preserved the glory of the Norman Conquest for later generations to see. If you know what you are looking for it reads like a book.
The tale of the battle of Hastings, the death of Harold and the ascendency of Duke William are indelibly woven into the fabric of the tapestry for all to see.
The validity of many of the deeds depicted by the tapestry is brought into question by the author of the book Andrew Bridgeford. The tapestry is a pictorial story of courage and deceit and the pageantry of the age, but is everything as it appears to be.
The quality of the research and the excellent story-telling is a joy to readers of history. The book contains may photographs of the tapestry and I enjoyed it immensely