The Bayeux Tapestry and the Channel Crossing

212F2471-B9C0-4B9D-986A-761D429DDD6FPainting a sassy little filly this past week took my mind back to this post, which I repost in case you missed it the first time.

Notes from Around the Block

imagesby cheri block sabraw

In the dark winter of 2010, I listened to an engaging lecture on the Bayeux Tapestry given by Dr. Linda Paulson of Stanford University. On the screen behind the professor, colorful photos of the Tapestry moved from left to right reminding me of a medieval comic strip. The brightly colored panels of embroidery, depicting among many other things, the oath that Harold Godwin took  in 1064 in the presence of Duke William of Normandy, captivated me.  When Harold became King instead of Duke William, the oath became central to William’s decision to invade England from across the channel.

To accompany this segment of her class entitled War, Dr. Paulson assigned British  historian David Howarth’s short novel  titled 1066.  As the course progressed, she selected a number of insightful and well-written  books about war from Agincourt to Hastings, from Waterloo to the Civil War, and from World…

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2 Responses to The Bayeux Tapestry and the Channel Crossing

  1. Lue Perrine says:

    I did miss it! What a gorgeous painting of the filly and her mother! Colors are beautiful and their coats look like velvet!
    Love it! 💞

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