Friday, March 22, 2019
The Story Of English :: essays research papers
The Story of English     M any(prenominal) good deal may ask, " What is the Bayeux Tapestry?" In the following paragraphs, the significance of the Bayeux Tapestry depart be recognized.     First of all it should be understood that it is not a Tapestry in the full sense of the word. It is an embroidery. It was constucted from eight separate pieces of linen which were joined to make up its length. It is approximately 70 meters long and a half a meter wide. It is evident that at one set up it ws longer, probably by as much as seven or eight meters are missing. This is a tragedy as it may induce answered many of the questions that gives cause for debate today.     It is generally agreed that Bishop Odo was the architect who commisioned the Bayeux Tapestry. It was knowing and constructed reasonably soon after the battle in 1066. It was do without any shadow of a doubt to celebrate and record for posterity the even ts jumper cable up to battle and its aftermath.     If it is reasonably confident that Bishop Odo commissioned the Tapestry, debate hush reigns as where to it was constructed, and by whom. It basically comes down to the allegiances. If one is French, they would like to swear that it was made in France. There are so many clues in its construction that indicate otherwise. Whereas it is known as the Bayeux Tapestry in England, it is sometimes referred to in France as the Tapisserie de la reine Mathilde or magnate Matildas Tapestry. Matilda, one ordain remember, was Williams wife. To infer that she and she alone constructed this work of art defies all credibility. As Queen of England and Duchess of Normandy, she would never have had the time. Another factor which excludes her from the equation is that she does not get along in it herself (although she may have been in the missing section). So if you reject the construction being undertaken in France, where was it made?     Over the years, the Tapestry has been analyse by experts in this field and the consensus of opinion is that it was of English construction. Certain historical facts of the time and features of the Tapestry indicate where it was made. Following the battle in 1066, Bishop Odo was made Earl of Kent. This was partly because he was Williams half brother and secondly because William was duty border to repay the loyalty of his nobles.