The Stitch Safari Podcast

The Bayeux Tapestry - The Survivor Part III

February 10, 2021 Cathy Jack Coupland
The Stitch Safari Podcast
The Bayeux Tapestry - The Survivor Part III
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The Stitch Safari Podcast
The Bayeux Tapestry - The Survivor Part III
Feb 10, 2021
Cathy Jack Coupland

 Moving forward to World War II - The Bayeux Tapestry was now a survivor for almost 880 years, so what exactly was it about this monumental embroidery that attracted those looking to walk in the self-same footsteps as William the Conqueror?  They wanted what William achieved.  A defeat over England certainly, but even more than that, they wanted to use William’s powerful and emotive story, carefully embroidered into the Tapestry as propaganda to promote their own ends.

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 Moving forward to World War II - The Bayeux Tapestry was now a survivor for almost 880 years, so what exactly was it about this monumental embroidery that attracted those looking to walk in the self-same footsteps as William the Conqueror?  They wanted what William achieved.  A defeat over England certainly, but even more than that, they wanted to use William’s powerful and emotive story, carefully embroidered into the Tapestry as propaganda to promote their own ends.