Bridgeford's work, 1066 The Hidden History in the Bayeux Tapestry turns coventional tapestry thinking around to its mirror image. Specifically, he posits that the tapestry, long accepted as a Norman telling of the tale of the conquest and Battle of Hastings is not in fact told from the Norman point of view but rather is a work hidden with subversive clues in the embroidery that point to a designer of French, not Norman, sympathies. He weaves in sources that support this theory brilliantly, and asks penetrating questions. He excels at harkening back to what the designer's point of view might have been, rather than our modern view of events. It is an interesting and fairly quick read--a good balance between a purely academic work and one designed for mass consumption---and leaves the reader thinking. I recommend it.