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Battle of Hastings site launches rival bid for Bayeux tapestry

English Heritage and local MPs start tug-of-war with British Museum over loan in 2022

The Bayeux tapestry should be displayed at the site of the battle of Hastings, according to English Heritage, which hopes to launch a rival bid to the British Museum’s plan to show off the medieval masterpiece in London.

A temporary building at Battle Abbey could showcase the tapestry – which the French president this week offered to loan to the UK – near the spot where King Harold died.

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Bayeux tapestry: a brag, a lament, an embodiment of history's complexity

This remarkable artwork is coming to Brexit Britain and can teach us all something about what nationhood means

It is a miracle of cooperation across borders that brings two peoples, two cultures together and reveals they are the same, after all.

I’m not talking about the news this week that France’s president, Emmanuel Macron, has given the go-ahead for the Bayeux tapestry to visit Britain. I am describing the tapestry itself.

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