After 3 years writing and 2 years editing, the printed version of the report into the work at Fulford was published early in 2011.
To make the research as widely available as possible, an ebook version for Amazon’s Kindle has also been published. This can be downloaded for a few dollars.
fulfordtapestry.info should take you to the website dedicated to the story of the making of the Fulford tapestry.
Launched in a beta version at the end of May 2012, your comments would be welcome.
We hope that we can link up with others who are working on similar projects.
In February 2012, during the Jorvik festival in York, our tapestry went on display for the first time. The reception was terrific and the embroiderers were there to answer questions and continue work on the final images.
We also decided to name it ‘The Fulford Tapestry’ as the project title, which was ‘The Yorkshire Preface to the Bayeux Tapestry’ was too much of a mouthful. Happily folk out there are beginning to recognise that Fulford was the place of the first of the battles of 1066.
So welcome to the Fulford Tapestry.
Since the makers of what we know as the Bayeux Tapestry (actually designed and made in southern England) forgot about the northern battles, I have designed 7 panels in a similar style which tell the tale of the battle at Fulford. There are images of the design and the work in progress.
An event is being organised at Waltham Abbey (North West of London) on Saturday 17 October 2009 which covers a range of activities relevant to Harold, at his reputed burrial place.
Chas Jones will be talking about the walk that he did from York to Waltham Abbey to test the issues faced by King Harold in October 1066 as he headed south to face William. Mind you, I doubt if he had to sleep in the woods or dodge cars – but you can find out what it was like on the website or come along to Waltham Abbey.
This blog has been created to disseminate the information about the work to locate the battle of Fulford. The report of a decade of work is nearing publication and the plan is to provide drafts for comment and discussion prior to publication in September 2010.
The blog is managed by the ghost of earl Morcar.