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This beautifully-illustrated book gives a unique visual and narrative insight into the events of 1066, the people whose lives it affected, and the legendary way in which the Conquest was recorded in cloth. Conquest expert Christopher Gravett unlocks the mysterious controversies within the tapestry and tells a stunning tale of life for Normans and Saxons, both before and after the events of October 1066. The renowned historical reconstruction artist Ivan Lapper, adds to this tale with stunning scenes of life in Norman times, meticulously researched and beautfully depicted.
Christopher Gravett is Senior Curator at the Royal Armouries and a recognised authority on the arms, armour and warfare of the medieval world. He has worked as an advisor for numerous TV and Film productions. His previous Osprey titles include Elite 17 Knights at Tournament, Warrior 1 Norman Knight 950-1204 AD and Campaign 13 Hastings 1066.Ivan Lapper is a world-leading historical reconstruction artist, who has worked with English Heritage as well as The Royal Armouries.