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Subject: William the Conqueror
Date Posted: 8/5/2012 1:11 PM ET
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Hi, friends , just wanted to send you all a quick 'Bonjours!' from Bayeux, France----home of the beautiful tapestry commemorating the conquest and frankly, an HF-lover's dream! I am not so good at posting photos, but will try to do so whenI return---there are so very many things here that feature in our favorite titles!
Date Posted: 8/5/2012 1:25 PM ET
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OH, Colleen....hope you have a wonderful time!!  

 

With jealousy,

Vicky

Date Posted: 8/5/2012 2:35 PM ET
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Lucky you, happy travels.

Date Posted: 8/6/2012 9:41 AM ET
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Happy travels indeed...so jealous!

Date Posted: 8/6/2012 3:05 PM ET
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Traveling mercies and enjoy!

 

Date Posted: 8/6/2012 3:37 PM ET
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Colleen, I'm so jealous.  Earlier this summer I read The Needle in the Blood, a fictional account and romance about Bishop Odo and one of the embroiderers.  Then I ordered a big coffee-table type book with colored plates of the tapestry and translations and explanations.  Would love to see the real thing!

Linda

Date Posted: 8/7/2012 11:32 PM ET
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Hey weren't you going to take me?   wink Can't wait to hear about your travels!

Date Posted: 8/8/2012 10:15 AM ET
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Has everyone seen the Youtube video of the Bayouex (sp?) Tapestry? I'm just starting work and can't hunt it down at the moment. Jerelyn?

Date Posted: 8/8/2012 8:40 PM ET
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_559561&feature=iv&src_vid=bDaB-NNyM8o&v=LtGoBZ4D4_E

Is this animated version what you were looking for, Cathy?

Kelly

 

Date Posted: 8/8/2012 9:29 PM ET
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Yep, thanks Kelly. Forgot all about it, even though I'm home now and could have found it myself. cheeky

Date Posted: 8/9/2012 1:56 PM ET
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I have always wanted to see the Bayeaux Tapestry, especially after visiting the site of the Battle of Hastings.  I read that there is a replica in a museum in Reading, England that was stitched during the reign of Queen Vicitoria.  It duplicates the Bayeaux Tapestry exactly except for two places.  In the original there are two spots with a nude male figure.  The Victorian ladies who stitched the copy could not bear to use the nudes so one they left out and the other one, they gave underpants.

Date Posted: 8/9/2012 2:34 PM ET
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Bwahahhahahahaha, that's funny, Clarinda!