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Bayeux tapestry may have been made for France

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The Bayeux Tapestry is a unique 950-year-old artistic remnant of the Middle Ages that documents the invasion and conquest of England in 1066 by Normans living in northern France. No one knows definitively why or when the tapestry was made.

Now, new scholarship by Christopher Norton, art history professor emeritus of the University of York, presents evidence that the masterpiece was originally designed specifically to be exhibited in Bayeux Cathedral, probably for its dedication in July 1077.

The textile is long-considered a major cultural icon both in France and England. In light of Norton’s findings, one news source trumpets that the tapestry is definitely French — a conclusion that pierces as “an arrow in the eye” to some British historians.

https://theconversation.com/bayeux-tapestry-mystery-englands-cultural-icon-may-have-been-made-for-france-126731

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Piney

@acute

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! :lol:

"Arrow in the eye of the Saxons"

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! :lol:

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acute

@Piney

If Ælfwynn was still alive, instead of those Wessex wimps, Bill The Conk wouldn't have stood a chance!

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13 minutes ago, acute said:

If Ælfwynn was still alive, instead of those Wessex wimps, Bill The Conk wouldn't have stood a chance!

If Harold wasn't already beat to death from the Battle of Stamford Bridge and the hard charge across the countryside he probably would of had Willy I's head on a pole. 

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12 minutes ago, Piney said:

If Harold wasn't already beat to death from the Battle of Stamford Bridge and the hard charge across the countryside he probably would of had Willy I's head on a pole. 

If Mercia was in charge, we would've kicked Billy FrogNose's ass!

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Just now, acute said:

If Mercia was in charge, we would've kicked Billy FrogNose's ass!

Well, it wasn't a help that Harry's brother Toastie betrayed him and ran to the Norse. 

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third_eye

Those Norman are crazy... 

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acute
12 minutes ago, Piney said:

Well, it wasn't a help that Harry's brother Toastie betrayed him and ran to the Norse. 

Winkers!  :angry:

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'Walt' E. Kurtz

And people don't think history is fun. 

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'Walt' E. Kurtz

If you look at the tapestry you can see the Vikings had undercuts which means they were into synth and EBM. :-) 

Edited by 'Walt' E. Kurtz
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jaylemurph
On 11/20/2019 at 5:10 PM, acute said:

If Mercia was in charge, we would've kicked Billy FrogNose's ass!

“We”? Is that like how people refer to themselves as members of professional sportsing teams they like?

—Jaylemurph 

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5 hours ago, jaylemurph said:

“We”? Is that like how people refer to themselves as members of professional sporting teams they like?

You are welcome to join Team Mercia.

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jaylemurph
7 hours ago, acute said:

You are welcome to join Team Mercia.

If I’m going to play medieval let’s pretend, I’ma do so on Team Wessex. Maybe Deira, but probably Wessex. 

—Jaylemurph 

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4 minutes ago, jaylemurph said:

Team Wessex.

Huh!

Wessex...

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