by Keith Moore[1]


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

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