Tag Archives: Tapestries

All you thought you knew about the Wars of the Roses, but didn’t… Episode One: Henry VI: the mad king?

There are two commonly held beliefs about Henry VI: either he was a simpleton or he was mad – not a great choice really… and of course, neither charge is actually supported by the evidence. Advertisements

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The Animated Bayeux Tapestry

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 … Continue reading

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A Guide to the The Bayeux Tapestry

The Bayeux Tapestry is one of the most well known and interesting pieces of artwork from the Middle Ages. In the feature, we will take you into what you need to know about the Bayeux Tapestry. BY MEDIEVALISTS.NET The tapestry is … Continue reading

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A Five-Minute Guide to Medieval Fabrics

I don’t know about you, but I often read descriptions of medieval clothing and want to know more about the fabric: what did it look like and what was its texture? Read on for a brief overview, and part of … Continue reading

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The “Mona Lisa” of Medieval Art

While the subject of Da Vinci’s famous Renaissance painting is likely identifiable as Lisa del Giocondo, a.k.a. Lisa Gherardini, her enigmatic expression has captivated generations. Medieval art has its own enigma: the woman featured in the Lady and the Unicorn … Continue reading

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Tapestries gallery now open

The Tapestries Gallery is now open, explore the wonderful Lady and the Unicorn tapestries, considered to be the greatest work of art from the medieval period.

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