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Exhibition: Gold and Glory: Henry VIII and the French King

Location

Hampton Court Palace,

Hampton Ct Way, Molesey, East Molesey,
KT8 9AU

Dates

This exhibition CLOSED on Sun, 5th Sep 2021

This exhibition has finished.

Cost: £25.30

Description

Immerse yourself in Tudor history as we reunite stunning works of art, gold, weapons, manuscripts and clothing from the Field of Cloth of Gold, Henry VIII's legendary encounter with his great rival François I of France.

The major new exhibition will star a never-before-seen tapestry which sheds rare light on people of colour in the Tudor period.

A Tudor spectacle

The Field of Cloth of Gold, an 18-day meeting between Henry VIII and François I in 1520, was unparalleled in its lavish demonstration of wealth and power.

Inside huge temporary palaces, under tents made of luxurious cloth of gold or on the specially constructed tiltyard, the two competitive kings and their courtiers jousted and wrestled, hosted great banquets and exchanged expensive gifts. Wine flowed from the fountains and a 'dragon' flew above the festivities.


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Location

Hampton Court Palace,

Hampton Ct Way, Molesey, East Molesey,
KT8 9AU

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