Battle of Hastings site launches rival bid for Bayeux tapestry

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English Heritage and local MPs start tug-of-war with British Museum over loan of 11th-century artwork expected 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 – a scene depicted in one of the tapestry’s most famous scenes. .

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