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

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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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