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The Makers of the Bayeux Tapestry

Episode 30 of 30

Gale Owen-Crocker explores the making of the Bayeux Tapestry, including its design and production.

The return of the major series which rediscovers the Anglo-Saxons through vivid portraits of thirty individuals - women as well as men, famous we well as humble - written and presented by leading historians, archaeologists and enthusiasts in the field.

30. The Makers of the Bayeux Tapestry

The Bayeux Tapestry is a magnficent testament to the close of the Anglo-Saxon era and the start of the Norman period, but suprisingly little is known about who made it or where it originally hung.

In painstaking detail, Gale Owen-Crocker uncovers how the wool was sourced, dyed and spun, how the linen background was woven, how the tapestry was designed and laid out, who wrote the Latin inscription, and, perhaps most importantly, who worked the embroidery - female or male, religious or secular, professional or amateur.

A remarkable in-depth cluster-portrait of the makers of one of the most significant works of art of European history.

Producer: Beaty Rubens.

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15 minutes

Last on

Tue 29 Jul 2014 21:30

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