The Bayeux Tapestry

Once believed to have been embroidered by Queen Matilda and her ladies, the Bayeux Tapestry tells the story of Duke William of Normandy’s conquest of England in 1066 in a series of panels telling the story supposedly from the Norman point of view. In this course we will be spending some time looking at the Tapestry’s history, and then going through it panel by panel to look at its content.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face

SUGGESTED READING

  • Hicks, Carola; The Bayeux Tapestry – The Life story of a Masterpiece, Chatto and Windus, 2006
  • Bridgeford, Andrew; 1066 The Hidden History of the Bayeux Tapestry, Fourth Estate, 2004

COURSE OUTLINE

  • The history of the tapestry
  • Its content

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the events leading to the creation of the tapestry
  2. Evaluate its role as a piece of propaganda
  3. Enjoy the story it tells
  4. Evaluate change and continuity in pre- and post-conquest England
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13 Jan

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