Bayeux Tapestry to be displayed in UK for the first time

French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to announce the loan during his visit to the UK on Thursday. The Times said it could be five years before the tapestry - which depicts the Norman Conquest of England - arrives. The paper said the loan was subject to the outcome of tests to make sure the 11th Century artwork was safe to move. The tapestry tells the story of the future William I's conquest of England, culminating in the Battle of Hastings and the defeat of Harold in 1066. It is on permanent display at a museum in the town of Bayeux, in Normandy, and has very rarely been moved. However, President Macron is expected to announce the proposed loan at a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May in the UK this week. The Times said the agreement was made after "months of talks between culture department officials in London and Paris". Officials have not yet decided where the tapestry will be displayed in the UK, the paper added.