Essay on Bayeux Tapestry Experience

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Bayeux Tapestry Experience

Selena S. Harris

HUM111 – Humanities 111 World Cultures I

Dr. Larry Johnson

February 18, 2012

Bayeux Tapestry Experience

Dear Family,

To write this letter home and hope it receives you in secret is one of the most frightful experiences ever, as I am not allowed to reveal the story I am about to tell. I know you’ve been wondering where I’ve been and have seen the embroidery of The Bayeux Tapestry. Surprisingly, I was an actual figure in this work of art and would like to express to you in detail the brief events that took place, my feelings, and elements of experience, and personal satisfaction of involvement. Hopefully this letter will provide to you a better understanding of what I
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Evil consumed my mind as I tried to grasp the fact that in due time we would be fighting Harold in order to regain what rightfully belongs to William.

In the meantime, another war was in progress with Harold, and we were in the process of preparing for war against him (Invasion of England 1066, 1997, para. 5). There was a rumor among the soldiers that Harold had a visit with Halley’s Comet which was interpreted as a portent of disaster due to breaking his oath to William (Sayre, 2012, pp. 336). Our plan was to invade Harold’s territory in July since the channel crossing was ready (Invasion of England, 1066, 1997, para. 6). For six weeks we endured an uncooperative north wind which prevented the ships to move into Harold’s territory (Invasion of England 1066, 1997, para. 6). Winds high as 50 miles per hour harassed our goal to battle. This caused frustration and anxiety among the soldiers. The winds brought an unpredictable whistle to my ears as I watched others bicker and complain.

Once the storm cleared, we set sail (Invasion of England 1066, 1997, para 6). William decided that we make landfall on the English coast and march into Hastings (Invasion of England 1066, para. 6). During our march, I recognized the uniqueness of our uniforms. Our chain mail armor is made of quilted-work, jazerant scale, and a breast plate that serves as protection (Medieval Armor, 2006, para. 1).

We took pride in our defensive

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