mercredi 2 novembre 2016


C'est en Normandie, à Bayeux que nous retrouvons la fameuse tapisserie, cette broderie, fabriquée en France ou en Angleterre, par Mathilde ou des brodeurs du Kent, qu'importe, est magnifique,

datée de la fin du XIème siècle, après la bataille de Hastings, elle raconte la conquête de l'Angleterre en 1066  par Guillaume (7e duc de Normandie) qui deviendra "le Conquérant".

Cathédrale Notre-Dame,  (XII - XVème)

Maison à pans de bois, rue des cuisiniers
(XIV - XVème)

Hôtel du cadran (XIXème)

House of sundial

We were in Normandy, discovering the famous Tapestry, this embroidery, made in France or in England, by Matilda or from Kent, is wonderful.

Produced in the late 11th century , after the Battle of Hastings, The story told by the Tapestry is the Conquest of England in 1066 by William, 7th Duke of Normandy, know as "the Conqueror".

internet pic,   68,50 m de long - 50 cm de haut  // height

Mais maintenant, je connais toute l'histoire et je ne peux plus décemment fermer les yeux...

Le modèle de chez Bayeux Broderie que j'ai brodé représente Harold que le roi Edouard missionne pour se rendre en Normandie proposer le trône d'Angleterre au duc Guillaume. Ce qu'il fit après de nombreuses péripéties, mais au décès du roi, Harold s'empare du trône faisant fi de son serment de Bayeux.

Me voilà avec en vitrine
selon les points de vue, héritier légal
ou parjure...


I feel now, knowing the story, a little guilty to William, as Harold (heir or perjurer) is in my dining room...

A new embroidery with the winner may give him his revenge, but shop was closed... sorry.

I'm very tempted by boats charts, too. Maybe next year!

La comète de Halley figure sur la tapisserie,

Halley's comet seen in 1066 is represented on
the tapestry

3 commentaires:

  1. You've taught me something new today. I've known about the Bayeux Tapestry of course, but I have always thought it was a big wall hanging, like a curtain. I didn't realise it was long and narrow like a runner. And such exquisite detail!

  2. That is awesome! I was in Bayeux so briefly 20+ years ago I was never able to see the tapestry. Those are great photos and I love your little piece of it!

  3. I guessed right! Don't feel guilty about having Harold in your home. Edward the Confessor was tricked into promising William the crown, the Normans hid holy relics under the table so it became a sacred oath rather than a political conversation. If you look at the tapestry you can see the bones underneath the table! This is the version taught to English children anyway.