1066: The Hidden History in the Bayeux Tapestry by Andrew Bridgeford

By Andrew Bridgeford

For greater than 900 years the Bayeux Tapestry has preserved one in all history's maximum dramas: the Norman Conquest of britain, culminating within the demise of King Harold on the conflict of Hastings in 1066. Historians have held for hundreds of years that the majestic tapestry trumpets the distinction of William the Conqueror and the positive Normans. yet is that this actual? In 1066, a super piece of historic detective paintings, Andrew Bridgeford finds a truly diversified tale that reinterprets and recasts the main decisive yr in English history.

Reading the tapestry as though it have been a written textual content, Bridgeford discovers a wealth of latest details subversively and ingeniously encoded within the threads, which looks to undermine the Norman standpoint whereas featuring a mystery story undetected for centuries-an account of the ultimate years of Anglo-Saxon England fairly varied from the Norman version.

Bridgeford brings alive the turbulent eleventh century in western Europe, an international of formidable warrior bishops, courtroom dwarfs, ruthless knights, and strong girls. 1066 deals readers an extraordinary surprise-a booklet that reconsiders a long-accepted masterpiece, and sheds new gentle on a pivotal bankruptcy of English heritage.

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