New to the Library: Bayeux Tapestry Digital Edition

Following a successful trial in semester one I am pleased to let you know the Library now has a subscription to the Bayeux Tapesty Digital Edition. This online version allows you to scroll through the entire Tapestry and zoom in on the Tapestry to the level of the actual weave.

You can access the Bayeux Tapestry Digital Edition via the Databases A-Z list and the Digital primary source and archive collections guide. You can also access it via DiscoverEd.

As well as including general descriptions of the forty scenes of the Tapestry, intended as a beginner’s guide, Bayeux Tapestry Digital Edition also includes commentary on each of the 173 panels, detailing all major and minor interpretative issues in the Tapestry; the ability to toggle between English and Latin in the inscriptions; a clickable genealogy of William and Harold’s ties to the English throne; an animated and clickable map of English and Norman geography of the Tapestry, and a map of the battlefield; a library featuring translations of seventeen textual analogues to the events depicted in the Tapestry; a museum containing thirty-seven visual analogues (medieval artifacts, manuscript illuminations, archaeological remains, etc.) to aspects of the Tapestry; full scrollable and zoomable versions of three early (pre-restoration) facsimiles of the Tapestry and much, much more.

You can access the Bayeux Tapestry Digital Edition via the Databases A-Z list and the Digital primary source and archive collections guide. You can also access it via DiscoverEd.

The Library has access to a wide range of digital primary source databases, you can find all of these on the Digital primary source and archive collections guide.

Access is only available to current students and staff at the University of Edinburgh.

Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for History, Classics and Archaeology

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