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1066: The Hidden History in the Bayeux Tapestry
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Walker & Co
Publication date March 30, 2005
Pages 354
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780802714503
ISBN-10 0802714501
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9 in.
Weight 1.50 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $26.00
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Presents a new reading of the Bayeux Tapestry, which describes the events of 1066, and reveals the story of the survival of early medieval Europe's greatest treasure.
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For more than 900 years the Bayeux Tapestry has preserved one of history's greatest dramas: the Norman Conquest of England, culminating in the death of King Harold at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Historians have held for centuries that the majestic tapestry trumpets the glory of William the Conqueror and the victorious Normans. But is this true? In 1066, a brilliant piece of historical detective work, Andrew Bridgeford reveals a very different story that reinterprets and recasts the most decisive year in English history.

Reading the tapestry as if it were a written text, Bridgeford discovers a wealth of new information subversively and ingeniously encoded in the threads, which appears to undermine the Norman point of view while presenting a secret tale undetected for centuries-an account of the final years of Anglo-Saxon England quite different from the Norman version.

Bridgeford brings alive the turbulent 11th century in western Europe, a world of ambitious warrior bishops, court dwarfs, ruthless knights, and powerful women. 1066 offers readers a rare surprise-a book that reconsiders a long-accepted masterpiece, and sheds new light on a pivotal chapter of English history.



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from Walker & Co (March 30, 2005)
9780802714503 | details & prices | 354 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $26.00
About: Presents a new reading of the Bayeux Tapestry, which describes the events of 1066, and reveals the story of the survival of early medieval Europe's greatest treasure.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Walker & Co (April 4, 2006)
9780802777423 | details & prices | 354 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.82 lbs | List price $19.00
About: This text presents a new reading of the Bayeux tapestry that radically alters our understanding of the events of 1066 and reveals the astonishing story of early Medieval Europe's greatest treasure.

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