The Alderney Tapestry Finale
The final section of the Bayeux Tapestry is missing. This facsimile, of the re-creation of the missing final section by the islanders of Alderney in 2013, led by Kate Russell, imagines what this may have comprised, concluding with the coronation of William I.
Battle Museum houses a print of the Bayeux Tapestry, alongside replicas of other tapestries with a 1066 theme, as well as embroidered extracts from the Tapestry
The Stothard Print
In 1818, Charles Stothard produced a complete engraving of the Bayeux Tapestry. Few complete copies have survived. We know of only 4 including the one in our museum; which is the only one currently on public display.
The Battle Tapestry
This facsimile of the original, which may be seen in Battle Church, shows, in the style of the Bayeux Tapestry, events after the Battle and how the town grew up around the Abbey. It was created in 2016 by local artist Tina Greene, supported by 714 stitchers from Battle and beyond.
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There are also five extracts from the Bayeux Tapestry embroidered by C V Stevenson, dating from 1902, and one by Tina Greene, dating from 2016.
Further reading: Jan Messent ‘The Bayeux Tapestry Embroiderer’s Story’
Christina Greene: ‘The Battle Tapestry; A visual History of the Town 1066-1115’
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