publication . Article . 2014

De visuelle manifestationer på Bayeuxtapetet af den gudfrygtige kong Edvard og dets få kvinder

Bertelsen, Lise Gjedssø;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: Uppsala universitet, Arkeologi
  • Country: Sweden
This article suggests that the appearances of Edward the Confessor on the Bayeux Tapestry underline Duke William’s entitlement to the English throne and the weakness of Harold Godwinson’s claims. It is argued that King Edward might be depicted six times rather than five. A mediaeval king had two bodies, one natural and the other with divine right to rule by God’s grace. In the first five representations of Edward we witness the gradual decay and peaceful death of his natural body in sharp contrast to Harold Godwinson’s violent death later on the battlefield, and in the sixth, Duke William sits half hidden by a man closely resembling Edward. This might be Edward’...
free text keywords: Bayeux Tapestry, Battle of Hastings, Viking Age, Mediaeval Art, Embroidery, Edward the Confessor, William the Conqueror, Harold Godwinson, Art History, Konstvetenskap
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New Aspects of the European Influences on the Imagery on the Scandinavian Picture-Runestones Executed in Late Viking Age Art
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 299016
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP3 | PEOPLE
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