The Bayeux Embroidery's inclusion of so many images of English and Norman fratres of St Augustine's demonstrates that the members of this religious community 'consistently played a more directive role in determining [the embroidery's] meaning than previous scholarship has allowed for'. In fact, it shows that in all likelihood, the community created the Embroidery for its own purposes and without reference to the wishes of Odo of Bayeux or anyone or anyone else about how to construct a pictorial narrative of the conquest or what people to include in it. With the Bishop out of the picture as the Bayeux Embroidery's patron, one can also dispense with the unsubstantiated theory that though made at St Augustine's, it was shown at an unspecified baronial hall or halls to lay audiences consisting largely if not exclusively of Normans. The obvious alternative is that the monks made it for display at their own house. There, in the presence of members of the community, even obscure figures on the Embroidery such as Wadard would have been recognized, even after their deaths, and prayed for by name as brothers of the monks of St Augustine's.
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