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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Tomorrow, at the Hotel Field of the Cloth of Gold, a lackey in black and red will wait for your reply."
1520: England's Henry VIII and Francis I of France met in a glittering ceremony at the Field Of The Cloth Of Gold, near Calais: one-upmanship between the two young kings extended to them having a wrestling bout, which Francis won.
| 1520: Henry VIII and Francis I of France met in a glittering ceremony at the Field Of The Cloth Of Gold, near Calais.
Henry was throwing a giant banquet and the French king joined him in what became known as The Field of the Cloth of Gold.
Goldsmiths book prize shortlist includes: Acts of the Assassins by Richard Beard; Beatlebone by Kevin Barry; The Field of the Cloth of Gold by Magnus Mills; Grief Is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter; Lurid & Cute by Adam Thirlwell; and Satin Island by Tom McCarthy.
| 1520: Henry VIII and Francis I of France met in |a glittering ceremony at the Field Of The Cloth Of Gold, near Calais.
The 1520 meeting between Franyois I and Henry VIII, now known as the Field of the Cloth of Gold, is well known to many scholars of the period, but as Glenn Richardson points out in this new examination of the event, it is some forty years since it has been the object of dedicated study.
The courtly splendours of the Field of the Cloth of Gold?
name is inscribed on the rolls of the Field of the Cloth of Gold.
Henry VIII, his son, saw himself as a soldier but even on the Field of the Cloth of Gold, battles were becoming more symbolic, at least as far as the participation of the king was concerned.
Hall's descriptions of important spectacles such as the coronation, the Field of the Cloth of Gold, and the great muster of 1539 are given in full, along with numerous smaller entertainments and pageants.