Chris and Lauren from the York School of Defence demonstrate how the wrestling match between Henry VII and Francis I at the Field of Cloth of Gold in 1520 may have played out based on their understanding of contemporary and other historical texts.
The Field of Cloth of Gold was a diplomatic summit between the Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France between the 7th – 24th June 1520. The summit was an extravagant display of royal magnificence which was expected to consolidate the peace between England and France after decades of warfare.
The event was a grand tournament involving jousting, tourneys, foot combat and of course the famous wrestling match between Henry VIII and Francis I. Immortalised in works of art and eye-witness accounts The Field of Cloth of Gold was one of the most opulent diplomatic and sporting events ever staged.
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