The Bayeux Tapestry: The Life Story of a Masterpiece

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One of Europe s greatest artistic treasures, the Bayeux Tapestry depicts the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings in 1066. For all its fame, its origins and story are complex and somewhat cloudy. Though many assume it was commissioned by Bishop OdoWilliam s ruthless half-brotherit may also have been financed by Harold s dynamic sister Edith, who was juggling for a place in the new court. In this intriguing study, medieval art historian Carola Hicks investigates the miracle of the tapestry s makingincluding the unique ...

The Bayeux Tapestry: The Life Story of a Masterpiece 2008, Random House (UK), London, England

ISBN-13: 9780099450191

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