The Bayeux Tapestry all of it from start to finish

Author:

Video Creator’s Channel Lindybeige

author link

The Tapestry Story Starts In 1064 With

this man. Edward the Confessor, who is clearly very important as he gets the biggest and most elaborate depiction of any character in the tapestry sitting here with his crown and scepter and generally being King of England, but at this point having no heirs he’s having a talk to presumably Harold and a companion in what we think is Westminster Palace Harold Godwinson was the Earl of Wessex and the most powerful Noble in England and Edwards brother-in-law The King is presumably sending them on some unspecified mission to Normandy Right you with your different coloured hands and legs of different sizes go on someone specified mission to Normandy go on off with you Oh right Oh it says in Latin Herald Leader of the English and his soldiers ride to potion. He’s the one with the hawk and the magnificent Moustache. Was his family estate it’s great being Canine We then get a tree yes seriously that’s meant to be a tree and these are used to divide up the scenes a bit like the gutters between the pictures of a comic book. He and his pal go into an ecclesia or church for a quick pray that church is still there today by the way and then we see a banquet scene next it says hick Harold Mari now he gar wit here Harold travels by sea you can see him having stripped his legs bare wading out with his Hawk and dog some rather wonky oars there and comes with full sail to the land of Weed Oh widow at which any call Count Geese Pelt guy a smaller boat apparently in tow there perhaps a dinghy for making landfall lots of shields so all looking rather military tiny.

Look Out At The Top Of The

mast, then what’s this effrontery Hick apprehended widow her Oldham here gay apprehends Harold seize him. I say I’m warning you I have a magnificent moustache. It ducks it am ad bell rim at UK old UK and leaves him to bow rain and holds him there things don’t look too bad, though as he gets to keep his hawk we going Bubi Harold a tweed Oh parable and he. Harold and Ghee have a bit of a chat. Ah now my point is I’m in charge Here I dudes are pointing.

There Is A Lot Of Pointing

here lots of pointing Yes. There are people farming and the lower border there see it doesn’t help that the characters keep changing their clothes. He is gay and yet another natty outfit where Duke Williams messengers came to gay it says above a figure. Holding a horse normally interpreted as a dwarf is the name to rolled, but it could be the name of the messenger standing left of the text anyway messengers from the Duke arrive and then the time line goes a bit haywire as we go back in time to see the messengers on their way in something of a rush see the wind in their hair. All the drama William to the rescue and there’s someone watching from a tree which is always nice here the messengers come to William.

The Tapestry Is Devoting A Lot Of

space to this incident. So clearly it is a very important part of the story that it wants to tell we delivered the message Sir well. Dan are you hiding a dwarf find that shield oh no oh no no it’s me or standardly. I’ll say here G takes Harold Moustache and Hawk. There to William Duke of Normandy I’ve brought him sire He’s fine he’s got his hawk and everything that’s good now I’ll have your hawk.

Oh A Gentleman Would Seldom Travel Without

his hunting bird. Are those camels do you think in the top border Some of the animals definitely look quite fantastical now another of those amazing surreal trees. It says here Leader William with Harold came to his palace. Hey I got these hawk. The palace has come out of it wonky and a bit smaller than you might like it.

Sir Is This Our New Kennel

now a man with a great moustache. Harold Presumably sporting yet another set of clothes talks to a man on a throne in a palace. Next two characters are named unas cleric us, a particular cleric and a few literally elf gift. A common Anglo–saxon woman’s name just what in the world is going on Here we simply do not know is the cleric hitting her or blessing her Is this some reference to a sex scandal is that why there’s a naked man in the lower border. The only figure displaying genitals in the whole tapestry.

Harold Had A Sister With This Name

was she betrothed to someone. It is thought that she died shortly before the Battle of Hastings. It’s a story lost in time. Now it says here William the leader and his army come to Mont M Michaelis, today known as Malta Michele and there it is at the top there a fortified Abbey. of a small island at Hick Transient and here they crossed the river Coos Not here.

  • tapestry
  • wessex
  • heir
  • herald
  • edward

Harold The Leader Pulled Them Out

of the sands. He’s rescuing two men at once and carrying a shield here as well with the moustache like mine It’s easy once I Michelle was on the border of Normandy and Brittany and they had to cross a river to attack Conan at his place called Dahl Conan Fleas is that him climbing down a rope. Then they ride past what we today call Rennes you can see re D and n es either side of it. They’re in a hurry to do some more fighting did cavalry ever attack raised fortifications like this I think it’s very unlikely so we have to imagine that a certain amount of artistic license is being used here. It says the soldiers of William fought against contra means against.

The Inhabitants Of Danann, The De

Nantes and Conan handed over the keys. You can see the keys there on the spear tip of the surrendering defender. There’s a bit of a knack to them. You have to pull towards you as you turn and then jiggle a bit right o golden thanks hick It says meaning here. William gave Harold weapons an important and symbolic gift.

One Thinks A Leader Bestows Arms

on a follower not the other way around now William Wayne it he came back yes to beoh where Booby Harold Sacramentum faked it. He made an oath very important to leader William. You can see him swearing with his hands on some sacred items. Does this mean that Harold swore loyalty to William or perhaps to support his claim to the English throne that’s what’s being implied here. Harold the leader or you could say Earl.

Harold But Dukes Refers To All Manner

of leader figures versus S Anglich am Terram goes back to English soil and came to edward the king now and what’s going on here? The king who is clearly wearing a false beard Is he wagging a finger at Harold. Harold has no weapons in this picture and is bent forward oddly is he being told off for something perhaps he’s showing worried at the frailty of the King because the next scene shows the Kings funeral with the hand of God their blessing the proceedings and the body in a casket in procession to a big church. Westminster Abbey accompanied by bell ringers. This was January the 5th 1066. The text reads here King Edward’s body is carried to sent Peter the Apostle.

He Had Ordered The Rebuilding Of

the Abbey intending to be buried there, but had been too ill. to attend its consecration just the week before he died. Then we get a bit of the story in Reverse again. These were the early days of graphic novels. We see Edward twice here upstairs.

It Says Here King Edward In Bed

speaks to his faithful one we think is his Queen Edith and another might be Harold is he saying something significant here naming an heir downstairs It says and here he died next here they gave the King’s crown to Harold and the King’s Axe-no it’s Alright I’ve got this axe the William gave me what oh nothing Oh great the crown so here we see on the throne. Harold the second King of England. The figure to the right of him is labeled without explanation. Archbishop’s Stigand. This controversial Tarik had been excommunicated by the Pope so if he has performed the coronation that might.

Might Make It Null And Void But English

sources suggest that he was crowned by Eldred Archbishop of York, whom the Pope thought was fab. So is this a bit of fake news. The crowd seems happy enough. King next we see a group of people marveling at the star. This is the first depiction of Halley‘s Comet, which passed overhead at this point in history and was supposed to be an ill omen.

Although I Dont See How That

works because it would be an ill omen for William-wouldn’t it and everyone else anyway news of the comet is perhaps being related to Harold here and beneath him. In the lower board you see a lot of ships a ghostly foreshadowing of the invasion to come new panel tree new scene here. It says an English ship came to Duke Williams Land why does it say this? This bringing news of the coronation I’m guessing next we go to William’s Palace, which would have been perhaps in the old seat of the Dukes of Normandy. A true or possibly it can where it had moved anyway. He’s not happy and the text tells us that he ordered the building of ships.

The Seated Figure On The Right Is Bishop

Odo William’s half-brother and the probable patron of this tapestry. We’ll see him a lot. Now we get a strong clue that those things that look not a lot like trees our trees. Men chopping them down men forming the trees into flanks with carpentry axes. Then we see men forming the planks into the hulls of ships.

Here The Ships Are Pulled To The

sea next we are shown arms and armor being carried to the ship. Male Burke’s carried on poles swords and he set a barrel on the wagon along with Spears and helmets Yes. It is because the text tells us so it says and here they pull a cart loaded come we know with wine at armies and weapons here. William crosses the sea in a big ship. Sometimes they could perhaps let the pictures do more of the talking, or they could have told you that the ship he sailed in was a gift from his wife Matilda and was called Mora because he shields hanging on the ends of the ships tiny horses.

Theyre Too Fancy Carved Heads On The

prow sand Stern’s no rudders Yet you’ll noticed they’re still using steering oars their sails were so far as we know square. So this is probably an inaccurate depiction of how they would look in use, and he came to Pevensey in. The word Pevensey you can see the Pope’s banner on the mast of William’s ship, so he was proclaiming to have the backing of the Pope possibly a bit naughty of him. Hear the horses disembark taking the mast down to you’ll notice and hear the troops militares rushed to Hastings to pillage for food and you can see men carrying often slaughtering livestock.

  • probable patron tapestry ll
  • depiction character tapestry sitting crown
  • tapestry story starts 1064
  • tapestry harold sister betrothed
  • come william tapestry devoting lot

I Think Youre Holding It The Wrong

way around now X is red yeah or got me a Bluegreen peak. What did you get UK right now. I have to stop things here to explain why.

Summary

The tapestry story starts in 1064 with this man. Edward the Confessor, who is clearly very important as he gets the biggest and most elaborate depiction of any character in the tapestries . Harold Godwinson was the Earl of Wessex and the most powerful Noble in England and Edwards brother-in-law The King is presumably sending them on some unspecified mission to Normandy . He and his pal go into an ecclesia or church for a quick pray that church is still there today by the way . Then we see a banquet scene next it says hick Harold Mari now he gar wit here . Harold travels by sea you can see him having stripped his legs bare wading out with his Hawk and dog some rather wonky oars there . He comes with full sail to the land of Weed widow . Then what’s this effrontery Hick apprehended widow her Oldham here gay apprehends Harold seize him. Then we go to the top of the mast, then what’s…. Click here to read more and watch the full video