1066 is the one date everyone seems able to remember, but do you know what really happened? This is not only the story of the Battle of Hastings, but of the whole year from the death of Edward the Confessor to the coronation of William I, the Norman Conqueror. Investigations indicate that the old historians may have interpreted the whole event incorrectly. Give your students hands-on access to illustrated details from the Bayeux Tapestry, which 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 explore fascinating information about castles, arms, and armor. This portfolio includes a Study Guide with reproducible student activities. 5 Illustrated Broadsheet Essays: * Normans and Some others * Contenders for the Throne * Spring and Summer, 1066 * What Actually Happened October 14, 1066 * After Hastings 9 Primary Source Documents: * Pages on 1066 from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle * Harold and the comet of 1066 from the Bayeux Tapestry (Translation provided) * 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

Product type: Primary Source Portfolio
ISBN: 978-1-5669-6113-4
Author: John Langdon-Davies
Copyright: 1966
Reading Level: Grades 8-12+
Interest Level: Grades 8-12+
Dimensions: 14" x 9 1/4"