Britain's - BAYEUX TAPESTRY - Resources

The tapestry tells the story of William the Conqueror and Harold, Earl of Wessex, who led the Norman and Saxon armies in 1066. William defeated Harold at the Battle of Hastings, which was followed by the Norman invasion of England.

Sites Information
Site 1 Scene by scene,
history of the tapestry,
people in the tapestry
what happened after Hastings?
Activities and learning resources
Site 2 The Bayeux Tapestry: Unpicking the Past - BBC - British History
Site 3 Thumbnails linked to 160K jpg photos for quality prints
Site 4 Thumbnails and larger pictures
Battle 1066 information
Tapestry highlilghts
Introduction
Construction and history
Model tapestries available
Site 5 Eye Witness to History.com - Invasion of England, 1066 & The Bayeux Tapestry
Site 6 Designed to complement http://www.hastings1066.com/ Site 4
Site 7 More historical information - Norman conquest invasion and background information
Site 8 Who says wall hangings aren't profitable? Not this company.
Northern Tapestires.com
Canadian Products
Tapestries
Wall Hangs
Cushion covers

Readings:
The Bayeux Tapestry
by David M. Wilson

The Bayeux Tapestry: Monument to a Norman Triumph
by Wolfgang Grape

1066: The Hidden History In The Bayeux Tapestry
by Andrew Bridgeford

The Rhetoric of Power in the Bayeux Tapestry
(Cambridge Studies in New Art History and Criticism)
by Suzanne Lewis

Was the Bayeux Tapestry Made in France? : The Case for St. Florent of Saumur
(The New Middle Ages)
by George Beech

Anglo-Saxon Propaganda in the Bayeux Tapestry
(Studies in French Civilization)
by Meredith Clermont-Ferrand

King Harold II and the Bayeux Tapestry
(Pubns Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies)
edited by Gale R. Owen-Crocker

Dr. Robert Sweetland's Notes ©