Answering Questions


Answering Questions


The artifact was created to sensitize and give much information on the battle of Hastings that took place on October 14th, 1066. This event is of more significance to the English history since it completely changed the course of English history. Also, what makes the events more significant again is the immutable fact that that was the last time a foreign power was to conquer which in this case we find the Norman soldiers led by William II of Normandy conquered a better part of the English land during the Hastings 1066 battle.


The information I get from Bayeux Tapestry much is articulated as anticipated by the reader as compared to other information on the same aspect of Hastings battle 1066. In broader perspective we find Bayeux Tapestry going into details giving facts as they represented themselves during the Hastings battle of 1066 that was between Duke William II of Normandy and Harold the second of England. The reward to the victor of the war as we can get from the text was the throne of England and from the battle, William II became the victor where his title changed to William, the conqueror.


William of Malmesbury who was born of a Norman father and English mother we find him in broader perspective giving many details on Hastings battle of the year 1066 where he gives a description of both parties involved in the fight. The two sides were all preparing for the war as we can see from the text English soldiers passed the night sleepless in singing and drinking, on the other hand, Normans passed their night in confessing their sins which they later received the communion of the lord’s body on the day of the fight. From both sides, we also found the aspect of courage as portrayed by the battling parties.


As it is noted that the Anglo-Saxons were the dominants of the English country up to the time of Hastings battle that led to the death of their king Harold and paved way for Norman victory. Their culture was much on the aspect of buildings, illuminated texts, grave goods and dress styles. From these elements, we find their nature bounded on the issue of tribe and lordship ties and elites who ascended to the throne and ruled their subjects in biblical terms which were enhanced by their rulers.




Work Cited

Rud, Mogens. The Bayeux tapestry and the battle of Hastings 1066. Eilers, 2008.




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