Field of the Cloth of Gold

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Field of the Cloth of Gold,

locality between Guines and Ardres, not far from Calais, in France, where in 1520 Henry VIIIHenry VIII,
1491–1547, king of England (1509–47), second son and successor of Henry VII. Early Life

In his youth he was educated in the new learning of the Renaissance and developed great skill in music and sports.
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 of England and Francis IFrancis I,
1494–1547, king of France (1515–47), known as Francis of Angoulême before he succeeded his cousin and father-in-law, King Louis XII. Wars with the Holy Roman Emperor
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 of France met for the purpose of arranging an alliance. Both kings brought large retinues, and the name given the meeting place reflects the unexampled splendor of the pageantry. The political consequences were negligible, because Henry, who had been undecided whether to support Francis or Holy Roman Emperor Charles VCharles V,
1500–1558, Holy Roman emperor (1519–58) and, as Charles I, king of Spain (1516–56); son of Philip I and Joanna of Castile, grandson of Ferdinand II of Aragón, Isabella of Castile, Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, and Mary of Burgundy.
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, had already turned toward the emperor and shortly afterward made an alliance with him.
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The result of Richardson's labors is a book sumptuous in detail and offering by far the most persuasive and telling account of why this magnificent ostentation took place, what happened on the Field of Cloth of Gold, how and by whom it was masterminded, and with what consequences.
Richardson, Glenn, The Field of Cloth of Gold, New Haven, Yale University Press, 2014; cloth; pp.
As well as The King's Singers, audiences will be entertained by The Cardinall's Musick, winners of Gramophone's Record of the Year Award in 2010, who will evoke the Renaissance splendour of the Field of Cloth of Gold during a concert tomorrow and on July 3, Ex Cathedra perform Rivers of Gold, a programme of music from the Latin American Baroque.