Friday, December 28, 2007

The Roland Tapestry

Did you ever wish there were more big medieval story tapestries like the Bayeux Tapestry? Well, now, online, there is a Roland Tapestry. It's quite fine. Thanks to Matthew Gabriele for alerting me.

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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Bayeux Tapestry, in still form and animated

The most interesting source for the Norman Conquest of England is the huge embroidery project known as the Bayeux Tapestry. In Medieval England (HIST 3425) we'll be looking at highlights of this fascinating "graphic history;" for those who want to prepare, or for random readers passing by, I list these links to online versions:

Pictures of the whole embroidery (thumbnail index).

A condensed animated version, with an impressive soundtrack.

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