A reader writes:

Well I don't know if it pleased the masses, but I quite enjoyed the animated Bayeux tapestry, especially the fact that the 'naughty bits' were left in (see 1:32 remaining for an example, upper left). They were always removed from my shchoolbooks.

They've also straightened out the chronology. Most of us in the history business for this period now think the tapestry is more complex than that, in fact being recounted in a series of 'flashbacks' if you will, showing reactions and the explaining 'why, how' and still being read across (as in the animation) rather than working from both ends into the middle and repeating itself as older scholars were wont to believe.

Of any interest? I believe so, in that it's one of the first visual 'reportages' that we have of an event from both sides' points of view and already there were calls for it being media manipulation, which of course it is. With some raunchy porn thrown in for the kids!