"The Bayeux Tapestry" is the world's most famous textile - an exquisite 230-foot-long embroidered panorama depicting the events surrounding the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is also one of history's most mysterious and compelling works of art. This haunting stitched account of the battle that redrew the map of medieval Europe has inspired dreams of theft, waves of nationalism, visions of limitless power, and esthetic rapture. In his fascinating new book, Yale professor R. Howard Bloch reveals the history, the hidden meaning, the deep beauty, and the enduring allure of this astonishing piece of cloth.
"Narrator Stephen Hoye brings his remarkable multilingual skills to service... So well performed that it's worth hearing more than once." ---AudioFile
Format: Audio CD
Published: 1st February 2007
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 16.61 x 17.02 x 2.62
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Type: Unabridged