Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Bayeux tapestry, Castles

Managed to find a full graphic of the Bayeux tapestry, as above. 

The Bayeux tapestry depicts the events before the Norman invasion of England, eventually leading to the Battle of Hastings.The Norman invasion of England happened in the 11th century. It is one of the most fascinating times in history. As the saying goes those who do not learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.

There is a WHOLE BOOK of castle cross sections out there that I plan to get my mitts on one day, wonderful! Castles are a living reminder of what the harsh reality of the past was like. A lot of sieges were only successful because, though the castle and its defences held up, their food supply within dried up. It's a fascinatingly small detail, but of huge catastrophic importance!

Top pic pinterest, lower pic from Amazon!


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