Coolest thing I’ve seen today . . .

Which is not hard as I’ve just woken up, but nonetheless.

So you guys know what the Bayeux Tapestry is, right? Well in case you don’t, the short version is that in 1066 William the Bastard crossed the English Channel and defeated King Harold in the Battle of Hastings, thus forever changing the path of the British Monarchy. The Bayeux Tapestry tells the story of the preparations for that invasion and ends with the battle and King Harold being killed.

The following is an animated Bayeux Tapestry with sound effects and a soundtrack! It even has added in translations of the Latin inscriptions that are all over the place. For those concerned, yes “Carmina Burana” plays when the battle starts (what would a good Medieval battle be without “Carmina Burana?”), and Harold does indeed die with an arrow in the eye (rhyming intentional).

NOTE: I tried to get this stupid thing to embed, but WordPress didn’t apparently like that, so here’s the link straight to YouTube. Enjoy! Bayeux Tapestry

And there you have it! Hope you enjoy and have a great weekend.


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