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By Andrew Bridgeford

For greater than 900 years the Bayeux Tapestry has preserved certainly 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 honor of William the Conqueror and the successful Normans. yet is that this real? In 1066, a super piece of historic detective paintings, Andrew Bridgeford unearths a truly diverse tale that reinterprets and recasts the main decisive yr in English history.

Reading the tapestry as though it have been a written textual content, Bridgeford discovers a wealth of latest info subversively and ingeniously encoded within the threads, which looks to undermine the Norman perspective whereas featuring a mystery story undetected for centuries-an account of the ultimate years of Anglo-Saxon England particularly various from the Norman version.

Bridgeford brings alive the turbulent eleventh century in western Europe, a global of formidable warrior bishops, courtroom dwarfs, ruthless knights, and robust girls. 1066 bargains readers an extraordinary surprise-a booklet that reconsiders a long-accepted masterpiece, and sheds new gentle on a pivotal bankruptcy of English historical past.

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