17 August, 2007

I spy with my little eye, something beginning with A...

If you haven't seen it, a witty animated version of the Bayeux Tapestry is worth a look on Youtube, complete with appropriate sound effects and Hollywood-style background music in the battle scenes.
More seriously, military historian Gary Smailes asks Should we trust the Bayeux Tapestry?
He also has produced a map of the Battle of Hastings using Google Maps...nifty.


Donna said...

Exactly how long is that tapestry?

cardinal_wolsey said...

Donna, I believe it is 270 feet long, and 19.5 inches wide. Source: http://historymedren.about.com/od/normanconquest/p/bayeux_tapestry.htm