The Normans crossed the channel and invaded England in 1066. The works that followed testify to the power of art and architecture as a tool for colonization.
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Spiral columns, carved zig-zags, round arches—at Durham, the rhythmic Anglo-Norman Romanesque pulses with life.
1066—William the Conqueror crossed the sea, invaded England, and became king. Language and art changed forever.
If cloth could talk…in a vivid animation of William’s conquest, armies clash and comets fly while a harp plays on.
A video camera captures all 70 meters of “tapestry.” Follow the embroidered narrative as it unfolds.
This monumental 11th-century needlework presents an action-packed illustration of Anglo-Norman history.