Thanks to a keen team of historical artists with computer know-how, we can watch the little medieval figures of 1066 move around and re-enact the old fashioned comic strip of the birth of Norman Britain.
At some point in the future, the Bayeux Tapestry is set to visit the UK. French President, Emmanuel Macron, is expected to announce the temporary relocation during his visit tomorrow.
The stitch-work masterpiece is nearly 1000 years old and depicts the sequence of events that led up to the Battle of Hastings . This decisive skirmish saw Harold, the King of England, killed and replaced by the invading Norman William the Conqueror.
There was a good reason for the battle, as William had been promised the crown while befriending the previous king during his exile in France. The oath of a king was not to be broken without consequences and Harold had to face these.
The tapestry was made in France several years after the battle and has remained there ever since. That is until now, when the antique cloth will be moved for the English to gawp at for a limited period of time. Perhaps we can trade in a Spitfire to make things even.
No need to wait until then, catch up with the iconic tapestry now with the animated video.
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