The Bayeux Tapestry is to go on display in Britain for the first time in 950 years. France has agreed to lend the artwork to Britain, as long as it can survive the journey. Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, is expected to announce the loan at a meeting with Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, on Thursday. The tapestry is almost 70 metres long. It shows the Battle of Hastings and the events leading up to William the Conqueror’s Norman triumph over England in 1066.