An Archer at Hastings

Posted by on Thursday, July 24, 2014 Under: Art


In this section of the Bayeux Tapestry, the archer is clearly shown as being shorter than the
English Infantrymen he is fighting alongside at the Battle of Hastings. This is probably done
to illustrate that he has a lower social status than his fellow combatants, a fact also illustrated
by his lack of armour. 

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Tags: "bayeux tapestry"  "medieval history"  "battle of hastings"  archery  britain   

 

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