Give your students hands-on access to illustrated details from the Bayeux Tapestry that have led historians to a new interpretation of the Battle of Hastings. A complete before and after account of Hastings is provided, including the coronation of William the Conqueror. Display the full-color poster of Harold and the comet in class, guide your students along the 46-inch long Bayeux Tapestry depicting “The Great Battle,” and learn about castles, arms and armor. Historian: John Langdon-Davies. The contents of this Jackdaw feature: Broadsheets
Normans and Some others
- Contenders for the Throne
- Spring and Summer, 1066
- What Actually Happened October 14, 1066
- After Hastings
Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities
Pages on 1066 from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.
- Harold and the comet of 1066 from the Bayeux Tapestry.
- The Great Battle: a plan, and details from the Bayeux Tapestry.
- A charter with the sign manual of William I.
- The first known painting of the Battle of Hastings.
- Arms and armor.
- The Norman castle in pictures.
- Saxon and Norman architecture.
- A kite-standard based on Harold’s dragon standard.