Once More, on the Bayeux Tapestry

This is a little something for all the history geeks and English geeks who read this site.

I saw link to this on Diane Duane’s blog, filed it away, and then took a look this morning. What is it? Someone took the Bayeux Tapestry and made an animated film out of it.

The Bayeux Tapestry, for those who don’t know, is a seventy-some foot long embroidery (technically, it’s not a tapestry) which tells the story of the Norman Conquest in 1066, and it’s named after Bayeux, the town in Normandy where it can be found today.

And the animation works. Very, very well. It runs about four minutes long, and if you’ve any interest it’s worth the look.

The animated film starts about a third of the way into the Bayeux Tapestry, beginning with Harold II’s coronation as King of England. The Tapestry itself begins much earlier, with the illness of Edward the Confessor. And it’s lacking the TARDIS and the Doctor and the Meddling Monk, but nothing’s perfect. 😉

If you’re a history buff–as I am–absolutely give this a look.

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