Saturday, December 1, 2007

The Bayeux Tapestry Animated

Stunning animation--with crisp sound effects---from the Bayeux Tapestry depicting The Norman Conquest of Saxon England by William the Conqueror who became King of England and reigned from 1066 to 1087. William brought the civilizing influence of French Continental culture to medieval England. (But it still didn't do much for their cuisine.) Note the appearance of Hailey's Comet in the beginning of the film. which appeared in the skies over England in 1066. This comet was considered an omen---a good omen for William the Conquerer, but a bad one for England's King Harold II who was later killed in the Battle of Hastings.

The French Norman Conquest of England,

The Battle of Hastings

William the Conqueror

The Bayeux Tapestry

Anglo Saxon

Grateful to Clint Humfrey at Cowboyology, Canadian blogger I've recently discovered.


Anonymous said...

Jackie said...
I wanted to stop by and thank you for the lovely gifts. My mom bought two lovely dresses for the girls and two pairs of sandals for me! Thank you!

Have a great day!

December 1, 2007 10:54 AM

Anonymous said...

You are most welcome, Jackie. Please give your whole family my love, including both Rita and Pam.
You are indeed blessed on many accounts.