Gale Owen-Crocker

Gale Owen-Crocker.


  • The Significance of the Bayeux Tapestry
  • King’s Manor
  • Saturday 20 October
  • 18.50–19.50

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 and its importance as a textile, a historical document, a window on 11th-century art, a multilingual text and a complex and ambiguous narrative.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.


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