Watch the Bayeux Tapestry Come to Life in a Short Animated Film

With the news this morning that the Bayeux Tapestry will make its first visit to England, we're bringing back a wonderful little animation of the medieval embroidery that offers a pictorial interpretation of the Norman Conquest of England (1066) and the events leading up to it. Forever housed in France, the tapestry measures 20 inches by 230 feet, and you can now see an animated version of the story it narrates. The clip above starts roughly halfway through the historical narrative, with the appearance of Halley's Comet, and it concludes with the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The video created by David Newton began as a student project at Goldsmiths College.

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  • Laurence says:

    FAKE READING… or Fake news ;)
    The reading of this work is inaccurate. There are several passages missing from the story. The first being Edward’s message asking his brother-in-law to warn William of Normandy about his near death. But Harold is held prisoner of the Counts of Picardy. William pays the money, and in exchange asks that Harold be faithful to him. The latter does not take account of the event, takes possession of the throne. And William comes to revenge on Hastings.
    Halley’s Comet (seen in the Bayeux Tapisseries) is a bad omen for Harold.

  • Laurence says:

    Fake reading or fake “news” ;). This document is incomplète.The reading of this work is inaccurate. There are several passages missing from the story. The first being Edward’s message asking his brother-in-law to warn William of Normandy about his near death. But Harold is held prisoner of the Counts of Picardy. William pays the money, and in exchange asks that Harold be faithful to him. The latter does not take account of the event, takes possession of the throne. And William comes to revenge on Hastings.
    Halley’s Comet (seen in the Bayeux Tapisseries) is a bad omen for Harold.

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