Michael Linton was a textile technician by trade and between 1985 and 2016 was in business with his wife Gillian as a knitwear manufacturer and retailer. In 1999 they were recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as having the “World’s Largest Jersey” and in 2012 received the Guinness World record for the “World’s Largest Steel Mosaic.”
Michael is a number theorist who likes to dabble in numbers and break codes. He has created many ingenious puzzles which can be found on the USB or Portal and with the help of their son Steven, Michael has produced 2 puzzle books and has a big interest in all aspects of number theory. The Medieval Mosaic itself is one big puzzle, hidden throughout the mosaic are encoded Michael’s alphametic puzzles…which have yet to be solved.
Michael is available to give tours and talks on the Bayeux Tapestry and all aspects of 11th Century Medieval history. He is an exceptional speaker, who is happy to share his wealth of knowledge on the subject. As an independent researcher for 30 years, Michael has become an expert in the life and times of the Norman Conquest of England. Every character, building and artefact in the Bayeux Tapestry has a story, and Michael will tell you what it is. He has intricately compiled 15 years of research into 1066 culminating in an informational database which is available on USB or on the PORTAL on this website.
Michael’s interests include fishing, skiing and geocaching. Michael and Gillian now rank in the top 300 of the Church Micro series and have found nearly 6000 geocaches. Indoors, Michael enjoys chess and board games such as Catan, Carcassonne and Ticket to Ride.