The Bayeux Tapestry | Newberry

The Bayeux Tapestry

Led by Susanne Dumbleton. One session. 9 am - noon
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Saturday, June 15

9 am - noon

This seminar is full. Call (312) 255-3700 to be on the waitlist.

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (May 7 at 9 am** – May 24 at 4 pm): $85
Regular Registration Price (May 24 at 4 pm – first day of class): $93.5

** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.

Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.

This seminar is full. Please call (312) 255-3700 to be added to the wait list.

Seminar Description

The beautifully designed, meticulously crafted artifact known as the Bayeux Tapestry is as personally touching as it is historically valuable. On its 230 feet of linen panels, women whose identities will never be known rendered in exquisite detail an event that changed the history of Western Europe – the Battle of Hastings (1066). In this one-day course, we will delve into the tapestry’s historical moment, consider the underlying ideas it conveys, and appreciate the artistry of its designer and the seamstresses who created it.

One session. E – $85, L – $93.5

Susanne Dumbleton is a professor emeritus at DePaul University. Her doctoral studies focused on medieval English literature, and she maintains an interest in the events of 1066 as they relate to the development of the English language and the emergence of English-French relations.

Materials List


  • There are no required materials for this class.

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for the first class.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.