The Bayeux Tapestry Complete - Every Scene - Pictures Photo Picture Image { 234 images } Created 8 Feb 2018

The complete Bayeux Tapestry France. pictures photos images of every scene.. The most famous tapestry in the world is the Bayeux Tapestry, a historical record created in the 11th century as a piece of Norman propaganda to justify why Duke William of Normandy had the right to seize the English throne from King Harold. It is generally agreed that the Bayeux Tapestry was made in England by and Anglo-Saxon worksop and was commissioned by Bishop Odon of Bayeux, the half brother of William the Conqueror. The story told by the Bayeux Tapestry starts in 1604 when the tapestry alleges that Edward the Confessor, the King of England, sensing his death was imminent and having no heirs commanded his brother-in-law Harold Hardrada to sail to Normandy and inform William Duke of Normandy that he would succeed Edwards as King. This is where the controversy starts as under Anglo-Saxon law the King of England when no heir existed a new king was chosen by the Witan, the Anglo-Saxon council. Harold was blown off course and landed in hostile territory and was taken hostage by the local lord and was rescued by William who made him his honoured house guest, or moire precisely kept him under house arrest. Harold would be released when he swore fealty to William. This he did but it is shown in the tapestry that Harold was tricked into swearing his allegiance to William over the bones of a saint. The Bayeux Tapestry continues with the death of Edward the confessor and Harold crowning himself King of England. Enraged William builds ships and sails across the English Channel.The Bayeux Tapestry shows, in extreme detail the main events of the Battle of Hastings and studies of the tapestry have laid the foundation of the history that is taught today about how the Battle of Hastings was conducted. It is unclear from the tapestry whether Harold actually died at the battle with an arrow in his eye. It seems that the arrow may have been added later and it is also not clear whether the character with an arrow in his eye is Harold.The Bayeux Tapestry is a wonderful piece of art and Norman propaganda. It is rare for medieval tapestries to survive as they are extremely fragile and vulnerable to water and pest damage. At 0.5 x 68.38 metres (1.6 by 224.3 ft) long the Bayeux Tapestry is an incredible piece of art.

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USEFUL LINKS:
Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayeux_Tapestry
Bayeux Museum https://www.bayeuxmuseum.com/en/the-bayeux-tapestry/discover-the-bayeux-tapestry/

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