By Andrew Bridgeford
For greater than 900 years the Bayeux Tapestry has preserved one among history's maximum dramas: the Norman Conquest of britain, culminating within the loss of life of King Harold on the conflict of Hastings in 1066. Historians have held for hundreds of years that the majestic tapestry trumpets the consideration of William the Conqueror and the triumphant Normans. yet is that this precise? In 1066, an excellent piece of ancient detective paintings, Andrew Bridgeford finds a really various 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 providing 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, a global of bold warrior bishops, courtroom dwarfs, ruthless knights, and strong girls. 1066 bargains readers an extraordinary surprise-a publication that reconsiders a long-accepted masterpiece, and sheds new gentle on a pivotal bankruptcy of English heritage.
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