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.
References in classic literature ?
Tomorrow, at the Hotel Field of the Cloth of Gold, a lackey in black and red will wait for your reply.
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.
1520: Henry VIII and Francis I of France met in a glittering ceremony at the Field Of The Cloth Of Gold, near Calais.
1520: Kings Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France met in a hugely extravagant ceremony at the Field Of The Cloth Of Gold, near Calais.
While his records contain plenty of thought-stimulating and witty gems - Field Of The Cloth Of Gold or Evo from Miracles For Beginners, perhaps - his forte is in live performance.
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.
The Society also reconstructed historic events and documents: a copper plate (1771-3) showed the Field of the Cloth of Gold with fascinatingly high fidelity and there were colour engravings and even a cast of parts of the Bayeux Tapestry (1816-22).
Francis I, who faced Henry VIII in the Field of the Cloth of Gold, used to send his washing in a cart from France to Holland because that was the best place to get it laundered.
In Vogue's view, these decorations were "perhaps unmatched since Francis I entertained Henry VIII on the Field of the Cloth of Gold.