Ælfgyva and the Cleric of the Bayeux Tapestry
by Keith Moore
The identities of Ælfgyva and the cleric of the Bayeux Tapestry have puzzled historians for nearly three hundred years. This paper takes a fresh look at the iconography of the scene and other relevant texts, and proposes a new solution: that both were members of King Harold’s extended family, and that they played momentarily significant roles in English-Norman affairs just before and within a few years of the Conquest.
Foundations (2015) 7: 79-124 © Copyright FMG and the author