- The Significance of the Bayeux Tapestry
- King's Manor
- Saturday 20 October
The Bayeux Tapestry is a cultural icon loved worldwide, often imitated both faithfully and imaginatively. Gale’s talk will discuss what exactly it is (not a tapestry!) and its importance as a textile, a historical document, a window on 11th-century art, a multilingual text and a complex and ambiguous narrative.
Gale Owen-Crocker is a professor emerita at the University of Manchester, and director of the Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies. She has published extensively on Anglo-Saxon literature and life, and on medieval dress and textiles.