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Royal Armouries Museum

Conference

The Field of Cloth of Gold
10th July

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This one-day conference complements our new exhibition and action-packed programme of events to mark the 500th anniversary of The Field of Cloth of Gold, Henry VIII’s diplomatic summit with Francis I of France, one of the greatest and most conspicuous displays of wealth, pageantry and culture that Europe has ever seen.

Confirmed Speakers

Richard Barber – Author and publisher
The Field of Cloth of Gold: The last medieval festival?

Toby Capwell – Curator of Arms and Armour, The Wallace Collection
Jousting at the Field of Cloth of Gold: Its typology and significance

Keith Dowen – Assistant Curator of Arms and Armour, Royal Armouries
‘Armed at all pieces:’ The 1520 foot combat armours of Henry VIII

Lisa Monnas – Independent textile historian
The provision and allocation of textiles for the Field of Cloth of Gold – in context

Glenn Richardson – Author
‘Of all other things requisite to so great an act and triumph’: The making of the Field of Cloth of Gold

Marina Viallon – Art historian
‘A la mode de France:’ The Field of Cloth of Gold in the context of French Renaissance tournaments

Tickets:   £23 (refreshments will be provided, lunch is not included)

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