Artistic Responses to Conflict

The story of the Battle of Hastings and its aftermath is one that is full of myths and legends and so it can be difficult to know what the truth is. The few depictions of the battle are often very one sided and when compared, differ in what they say. One of the main sources we have about the battle is the Bayeux Tapestry which is nowadays seen as not one-sided at all.


Poetry

Around 850 years after the Battle of Hastings, writer and poet Marriott Edgar, wrote a poem about the events in 1066…

 

Bayeux Tapestry

The most famous depiction of the Battle of Hastings is the Bayeux Tapestry. A hugely impressive piece of artwork which tells a lot of the story of the conflict…

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