How useful is the Bayeux Tapestry as a source for the events surrounding the Norman invasion of England?
The Bayeux Tapestry is unique and invaluable as an artefact of its time. It is not as simply as appears however and it is essential that we define its provenance and date. We must also understand the idiosyncrasies of its design if it's to take its place as a 'major authority for the events of the Norman conquest.'
A point that must be addressed at the start of this essay is that the Bayeux Tapestry finishes rather abruptly after Harold is slain and his army routed. The start of the Tapestry is bordered on three sides, so it's likely the end would have been the same. It is almost universa…
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- How useful is the Bayeux Tapestry as a source for the events surrounding the Norman invasion of England?
- Thomas Hobbes discussion for west civ 190 his book Levithian (ch 13-14). Includes works cited and link to source.
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