Bishop Odo and the Bayeux Tapestry
Start: 15th March 2013 at 6:00pm
End: 17th March 2013 at 2:00pm
Tutor: Trevor Rowley
The Bayeux Tapestry is the most important visual record to survive from the Anglo-Norman world of the 11th Century. It was almost certainly commissioned by William the Conqueror’s half-brother, Odo, Bishop of Bayeux. In this course we will examine how, why and where the tapestry was created and discuss other possible sponsors. We will also analyse Odo’s extraordinary life-story, which touched on so many important aspects of the Norman world.
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Tutor Profile: Trevor Rowley
Trevor Rowley studied under the great landscape historian WG Hoskins and has written extensively on aspects of English history and landscape. His professional life has been spent as an adult educator. Among the positions held, Trevor has been Honorary Secretary of the Council for British Archaeology and President of the Oxford Historical and Architectural Society. He has travelled widely and is a practicing field archaeologist. He was Director of Public Programmes in Continuing Education at Oxford University and is a Fellow of Kellogg College, Oxford. His books include ‘Landscape Archaeology’ (with Mick Aston), ‘Villages in the Landscape’, ‘The Normans’, and ‘The English Landscape in the Twentieth Century’.