The Bayeux Tapestry is a 70-metres long embroidered cloth depicting the Battle of Hastings between the Normans and the Anglo-Saxons in 1066. It’s a masterpiece of medieval artwork and shows a pivotal historical event, comic-book style in over 50 frames. What’s that you say? You are unable to visit its museum in Normandy or its copy in Reading? Well, here’s another option.
The following video by David Newton (animation) and Marc Sylvan (music) animates the tapestry so that you can see every detail!: Bayeux Tapestry Animated on Vimeo.
The amazing quality of the video really helps you to see the intricacies of this artwork and the animation and sound really help bring the story to life!