The Field of the Cloth of Gold (1520) (3/9)

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Celebrating the new found ‘love’ between two of the great kingdoms of the time in France and England, the Field of the Cloth of Gold was meant to be one of the biggest and most extravagant celebrations in history. For three weeks, the two kings (Henry VIII of England and Francois I of France) indulged in some of the finest luxuries the Tudor world had to offer. Henry went as far as to construct his own temporary palace at the festivities, even if his temper would soon fly after allegedly losing a wrestling match with his French counterpart. 

Written by James Metcalfe

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