Monday, November 04, 2013

938 years later, we know who...

Interesting news out recently about the Bayeux Tapestry, a researcher feels he has discovered who the designer of it was! (If you haven't heard it mentioned lately, this was a tapestry done to commemorate Duke William of Normandy's victory over King Harold of England in 1066. This victory ended hundreds of years of Anglo-Saxon kingship and radically altered English history, language and culture.) Have a look at the news article linked above, it is rather interesting.

We have many books in our catalog about the Normans, Anglo-Saxons and so on. Historical Abstracts, JSTOR and Project Muse would be excellent sources for articles on these peoples and their world. Pictured here are contemporary reenactors recreating the Battle of Hastings, the decisive Norman victory over the English.

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