Friday, 12 October 2012

"Bishop Odo and the Bayeux Tapestry" Oxford Experience 14 - 20 July

Sunday, October 14 is the 946th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings.  The Bayeux Tapestry, which gives us an account of the battle as well as the events that led to the Norman Conquest of England, was almost certainly commissioned by Odo, Bishop of Bayeux, one of the most interesting people involved in the Battle of Hastings.

Trevor Rowley, who is the tutor for the course " Bishop Odo and the Bayeux Tapestry" writes:

"Bishop Odo of Bayeux was William the Conqueror's half-brother, whose story was as colourful as his brother's. In this course we will trace his story from being a teenage bishop to his final banishment from England and death on the First Crusade. Odo was almost certainly the patron responsible for creating the Bayeux Tapestry, which we will examine in detail.

Trevor Rowley's book The Man Behind the Bayeux Tapestry is to be published by The History Press in the spring of 2013.

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