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By Andrew Bridgeford

ISBN-10: 0802777422

ISBN-13: 9780802777423

For greater than 900 years the Bayeux Tapestry has preserved one in all history's maximum dramas: the Norman Conquest of britain, culminating within the dying of King Harold on the conflict of Hastings in 1066. Historians have held for hundreds of years that the majestic tapestry trumpets the distinction of William the Conqueror and the effective Normans. yet is that this precise? In 1066, a super piece of historic detective paintings, Andrew Bridgeford finds a truly various tale that reinterprets and recasts the main decisive yr in English history.

Reading the tapestry as though it have been a written textual content, Bridgeford discovers a wealth of latest details subversively and ingeniously encoded within the threads, which appears to be like to undermine the Norman viewpoint whereas offering a mystery story undetected for centuries-an account of the ultimate years of Anglo-Saxon England relatively various from the Norman version.

Bridgeford brings alive the turbulent eleventh century in western Europe, a global of bold warrior bishops, courtroom dwarfs, ruthless knights, and strong girls. 1066 deals readers an extraordinary surprise-a publication that reconsiders a long-accepted masterpiece, and sheds new gentle on a pivotal bankruptcy of English background.

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They have also suffered from the sordid proceedings of the Public Works Department, which destroyed the fort of Barbati and 1 'Antiquities of Ori883,' vol. ii. p. 90. ARCHlEOLOGY IN INDIA. other public buildings of the province to mend roads, or to save some money in erecting a light-house at False Point. Besides their immunity from the ordinary causes of destruetion of Hindu buildings, the Orissa group forms in itself one of the most complete and interesting in all India. ,l so that no sequence can be traced among them.

Before leaving the matter of inscriptions, there is another, of no great importance of itself, but singularly illustrative of ~e Babu's mode of treating them. In 1837, Captain Kit toe copied one, which was published by Jas. Prinsep in the 'Journ. Bengal As. ' vol. 2 Regarding this inscription, I wrote in 1845: 3 " A combination of both methods of research (Archooology and Philology) is necessary to settle any point definitively; but inscriptioM will not certainly by themselves answer the purpose, for in many instances they were cut long subsequently to the ascertained date of the cave, as in the Ganesa Gumpha.

O. ;1 which, to say the least of it, is unsatisfactory, though comparatively unimportant. The great advantage, however, is that it sweeps away the Babu's date for the caves. nesa Caves were excavated within the same twenty years I When I wrote last on the subject I made the 'interval 200,2 and I am now inclined to extend it to nearly 300. , may induce me to cut off fifty years from the earliest date, but I feel more and more inclined to add it at the other end ; but absolute precision is unattainable at present in these dates.

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