About this book
Subtitled, "The Life Story Of A Masterpiece". The history of this beautiful tapestry; its origins and making, as well as its long and dramatic afterlife, from 1066 to Napoleon, Nazi raids and modern adverts.
The vivid scenes on the Bayeux Tapestry depict the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Who commissioned the tapestry? Was it Bishop Odo, William's ruthless half-brother? This book shows how we remake history in every age and how a great work of art has a life of its own.