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By Andrew Bridgeford

For greater than 900 years the Bayeux Tapestry has preserved considered one of history's maximum dramas: the Norman Conquest of britain, culminating within the loss of life of King Harold on the conflict of Hastings in 1066. Historians have held for hundreds of years that the majestic tapestry trumpets the consideration of William the Conqueror and the positive Normans. yet is that this real? In 1066, a super piece of ancient detective paintings, Andrew Bridgeford unearths a truly various tale that reinterprets and recasts the main decisive 12 months in English history.

Reading the tapestry as though it have been a written textual content, Bridgeford discovers a wealth of recent details subversively and ingeniously encoded within the threads, which seems to be to undermine the Norman standpoint whereas proposing a mystery story undetected for centuries-an account of the ultimate years of Anglo-Saxon England particularly diversified from the Norman version.

Bridgeford brings alive the turbulent eleventh century in western Europe, an international of bold warrior bishops, courtroom dwarfs, ruthless knights, and robust ladies. 1066 deals readers an extraordinary surprise-a booklet that reconsiders a long-accepted masterpiece, and sheds new mild on a pivotal bankruptcy of English heritage.

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