‘The Field of Cloth of Gold: 500’ a FREE virtual two-day summit

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Tudor Travel Guide poster for the Field of Cloth of Gold virtual summit 2020

Over 18 blustery days in June 1520, an historic event took place in the Pale of Calais. Here, King Henry VIII of England and King Francis I of France met in an ostentatious display of power, wealth and status. Masterminded by Thomas Wolsey, the aim was to join the two kingdoms in a pact of solidarity and friendship, notably against the insurgence of the Ottoman Empire, that was threatening Christian Europe.

It was a spectacular event that became famous in its own lifetime. Now 500 years on, over the weekend of 9 – 10 May 2020, The Tudor Travel Guide are celebrating this historic event by holding a FREE two-day virtual summit. The summit features many distinguished speakers and they will share their knowledge about everything from the social, political and cultural context, to original research undertaken to locate the site of Henry’s celebrated temporary palace; clothing and textiles; food and more. For all the details and to register click here

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