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Bayeux Tapestry. What it is. Embroidery, not tapestry stitched, not woven. What it is about?. The Norman Invasion of Britain in 1066 by William the Conqueror. William of Normandy claimed the throne. . The King of England, Edward the Confessor, had no successor. . - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
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Bayeux Tapestry

Bayeux TapestryWhat it isEmbroidery, not tapestrystitched, not wovenWhat it is about?The Norman Invasion of Britain in 1066 by William the Conqueror.William of Normandy claimed the throne.

The King of England, Edward the Confessor, had no successor.

A successor was elected by the Witenagemot. Edward had spent 25 years in Normandy in exile. Had he offered the throne to William?

Harold, an Anglo-Saxon whose sister was married to Edward, claimed the throne.

After being named King, Harold defeated an invasion from King Harold III from Norway. His army raced south to defend against Williams invasion. They fought at the Battle of Hastings.

Who made it? Perhaps Bishop Odo had it made for his brother, William.

It seems to have been stitched in Kent, by Anglo-Saxons.

There are conflicting messages in it.

The meaning of many images are not clear.

parables

Fox and Crow

Crow and Fox, Wolf and Lamb, Dog and Whelps, Crane and Fox

Lion and his Kingdom, Tortoise and Eagle, Wolf and the Goat, Hunt and the Vine

Doe and the LionRomanesque IdeasThe Active Life and Contemplative LifeFealty to Lord and Faith in GodFeudalism and Divinism

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