Tag Archive: Bayeux Tapestry

MAP#59: Author Ian Macgill, 1066 and The Rhyme of King Harold

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Journalist and author Ian Macgill found his writing passion traveling through the jungles of South America. As a young man Ian was awarded the Winston Churchill fellowship and traveled through South America studying ancient sites. His adventures in South America would make a great book as well! After his travels he returned to Britain and…

Grandfather hand-carved 230 Foot wooden scale model of Bayeux Tapestry to help get over the death of his teenage son

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This is a great story! I hope a museum or someone buys this and puts it on display. Be sure to click through to the full article to see all the pictures. ~The Archivist A grandfather has carved a wooden replica of the Bayeux Tapestry, despite having lost three of his fingers in an industrial…

MAP#45: 2013 Medieval Year in Review

2013 is coming to a close. That means it’s time for a year in review wrap up of the year’s medieval events and we have a special guest, Peter from Medievalists.net! We discuss 10 of the top medieval stories of 2013. You can find the write up for the Top 10 Stories on Medievalists.net (http://www.medievalists.net/2013/12/26/top-10-medieval-news-stories-of-2013/)…

One in the eye for history: experts still fighting over the site of the Battle of Hastings

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It is the most famous battle in British history, fought, as every schoolboy knows, in 1066 at a site now marked by Battle Abbey, near the town of Hastings. But while the date of the Battle of Hastings might still be universally accepted, the location has been called into question, with two experts proposing not…

Bayeux Tapestry engraved on crystal bowl

Bayeux Tapestry engraved on crystal bowl

An artist from a village near Wincanton has recreated one of the world’s most renowned tapestries on a stunning glass dish. Frank Grenier, of North Cadbury, has recreated the famous Bayeux Tapestry which tells the tale of the Battle of Hastings, fought in 1066. Mr Grenier, who has been engraving professionally for 20 years, has…

Archeologists: Viking massacre came to unexpected ending

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Plundering, pillaging and plenty of sea food — what wasn’t to like about the life of a Viking? How it sometimes ended, suggests an archeological study in the current Oxford Journal of Archeology. In the study led by Mark Pollard of the United Kingdom’s University of Oxford, archeologists thought they had uncovered the victims of…

MAP#19 – 1066 and The Battle of Hastings

Today is the 945th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. We look at the year 1066, the death of King Edward the Confessor and the dispute over the throne of England. Harold Godwinson was crowned the new king of England. However, Harold Hardrada, Viking King of Norway and William the Bastard, Duke of Normandy both…

Last panel of Bayeux Tapestry to be completed at Wallingford’s Medieval Fair

Children will have the chance to finish the final missing panel of the Bayeux Tapestry at a Medieval Fair in Wallingford on Saturday. Experts at the town museum believe that the original tapestry, which shows William the Conqueror’s Norman Conquest, must have ended with a scene at Wallingford as the invader marched to London to…