Dr. John Micheal Crafton is a Professor of English Literature at the University of West Georgia. He is also currently the Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Crafton received his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee
2008 0-7734-5318-0 This work provides a critical review of the scholarship history of the Bayeux Tapestry before examining the Tapestry through a variety of interpretive lenses to elucidate its meaning and purpose. By examining the stylistic and story-telling qualities of the Tapestry, themes of conquest and Norman imperial ambitions are elucidated.