The Animated Tapestry of Bayeux

visuel_tapisserie_876La Tapisserie de Bayeux, or in Old French / Anglo-Norman: “La telle du conquest”, is an embroidered cloth nearly 70 metres (230 ft) long and 50 centimetres (20 in) wide, 350 kilos (700 pounds) which depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England by William, Duke of Normandy, and Harold, Earl of Wessex, later King of England, and culminating in the Battle of Hastings.

To learn more about la tapisserie de Bayeux : http://www.bayeuxmuseum.com/la_tapisserie_de_bayeux.html

The Animated Bayeux Tapestry was created as a student project while at Goldsmiths College. Just as the historic original embroidary does, the animation depicts the lead up to to the Norman Invasion of Britain in 1066. Starts about halfway through the original work at the appearence of Halley’s Comet and concludes at the Battle of Hastings. Marc Sylvan redid the soundtrack to include orignal music and sound effects.

Animation by David Newton
Music and sound design by Marc Sylvan

La Tapisserie de Bayeux vous invite à découvrir la conquête du trône d’Angleterre par Guillaume le Conquérant, de 1064 jusqu’au dénouement de la bataille d’Hastings.

1064 : le roi Edouard d’Angleterre envoie Harold en Normandie. Harold doit confirmer à Guillaume qu’il sera le successeur d’Edouard sur le trône. Pourtant, à la mort d’Edouard en 1066 Harold s’empare de la couronne d’Angleterre. En réaction, Guillaume et ses troupes combattent Harold lors de la bataille d’Hastings. Harold et son armée sont vaincus le 14 octobre 1066.

La Tapisserie de Bayeux est inscrite au Registre Mémoire du Monde de l’UNESCO.

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