Talk and document display
7-24 June 2020 marks the 500th anniversary of the Field of the Cloth of Gold, a dazzling summit where the French and English kings Francis I and Henry VIII met to celebrate peace between the two countries. With both kings attempting to display more magnificence than the other, the meeting was a lavish affair, with feasting, jousting, music and wrestling, taken place among a huge portable palace specially constructed to house the attendees.
Peer into the world of Tudor tournaments and the detailed preparations required to plan and stage such a spectacle.
This talk will be delivered by Sean Cunningham, Head of Medieval Records at The National Archives.
Timings are indicative. Talk expected to last one hour, including 15 mins for audience Q&A.
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Reserve tickets at this website2020-05-22 14:00 2020-05-22 14:00 Europe/London Power, Magnificence and Renaissance diplomacy: the field of the cloth of gold Peer into the world of Tudor tournaments and the detailed preparations required to plan and stage such a spectacle. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2020/05/22/power-magnificence-and-renaissance-diplomacy-the-field-of-the-cloth-of-gold-229117 The National Archives,Bessant Drive,,London
The National Archives,