The Field of Cloth of Gold Conference

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Date(s) - 10 July
10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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This one-day conference complements our new exhibition 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’

For further information, or to book a ticket, please visit our website: https://royalarmouries.org/event/field-of-cloth-of-gold-conference/

Location: Royal Armouries, Armouries Drive, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS10 1LT