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Power, magnificence and Renaissance diplomacy: The field of the cloth of gold

May 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


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.

This online talk will be presented via the FLOW platform. In order to attend this online event you will need either:

  • The latest version on Google Chrome
  • The latest version of Mozilla Firefox

Internet Explorer and Safari for MacOS are not currently supported by FLOW.

You can register and attend the event on Android mobile devices using the latest version of Android and the Google Chrome browser. IOS is not currently supported.

What’s On-Line is a series of free, pre-recorded online talks delivered by our experts, here at The National Archives.

Please use the link below to register for this talk, you will be redirected to our delivery platform, FLOW: