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Author Richardson, Glenn, author

Title The Field of Cloth of Gold / Glenn Richardson
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, 2013
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Contents ""Front ""; ""Contents""; ""Introduction""; ""European War and â€?Universal Peaceâ€?""; ""Two Stars in One Firmament""; ""Equal in Honour""; ""Right Chivalrous in Arms""; ""Generous to a fault""; ""The Cold Light of Day""; ""Epilogue: A Renaissance Peace Conference?""; ""Appendix A Bodleian Library MS Ashmole 1116, fos 95â€?99""; ""Appendix B BNF, Manuscrit FranÃais 21,449, fos 49râ€?60r1""; ""Note on Names, Currencies, Coins and Measures""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
Summary "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, in an effort to bring conflict to an end, England's monarch, Henry VIII, and Francis I of France agreed to meet, surrounded by virtually their entire political nations, at "the Field of Cloth of Gold." In the midst of a spectacular festival of competition and entertainment, the rival leaders hoped to secure a permanent settlement between them, as part of a European-wide "Universal Peace." Richardson offers a bold new appraisal of this remarkable historical event, describing the preparations and execution of the magnificent gathering, exploring its ramifications, and arguing that it was far more than the extravagant elitist theater and cynical charade it historically has been considered to be"-- Provided by publisher
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Subject Francis I, King of France, 1494-1547.
Henry VIII, King of England, 1491-1547.
Field of Cloth of Gold, France, 1520.
France -- Court and courtiers -- History -- 16th century.
France -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain.
United Kingdom -- Court and courtiers -- History -- 16th century.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- France.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0300148860
0300160399 (electronic bk.)
1306095239 (ebk)
9780300160390 (electronic bk.)
9781306095235 (ebk)