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Field of the Cloth of Gold

Tournament of the Field of the Cloth of Gold, France, 1520. Hampton Court Palace. Tournament of the Field of the Cloth of Gold, France, 1520. Hampton Court Palace. Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016, RCIN 405794.

The famous Tournament of the so-called 'Field of Cloth of Gold' (in French: Le Camp du Drap d'Ort) took place in 1520 in the northwest of France and marked a meeting between Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France. The site was named after the tents and costumes splendidly decorated with cloth of gold, a type of fabric normally woven with a silver gilt weft thread.

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