Tapestry Recognizes Medieval War Hero

An English church unveiled a detailed tapestry that reflects the life of Sir Thomas Erpingham, who fought in the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. The village of Erpingham is marking the 600th anniversary of the battle this year with a series of events. Sir Thomas was commander of King Henry V’s longbow archers at the famous battle and once owned a manor in Erpingham.

The Erpingham Tapestry, revealed during a medieval-themed flower festival at St. Mary’s Church, was stitched mostly by members of the Erpingham and Calthorpe Women’s Institute. Committee member Lynn Bryan, 59, told British newspaper the Eastern Daily Press: “The idea was to inspire people to use their gifts to create a commemoration of an important year. We are absolutely thrilled. People’s reaction to it has been fabulous. Some of the detail blows me away.”