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The Field of Cloth of Gold
Glenn Richardson provides the first history in more than four decades of a major Tudor event: an extraordinary international gathering of Renaissance rulers unparalleled in its opulence, pageantry, controversy, and mystery. Throughout most of the late medieval period, from 1300 to 1500, England and France were bitter enemies, often at war or on the brink of it. In 1520, ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published January 7th 2014 by Yale University Press
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An extremely detailed account of the event known as The Field of the Cloth of Gold. The author takes the view that instead of being the inordinately expensive waste of time described by most historians, the event itself was hugely influential, not only in the way the two kings subsquentialy viewed each other, but how they were later viewed by the rest of Europe. An extremely persuasive account that explains the vast amount of preparation needed, the dangers for both sides and the reasons behind ...more