Lunchtime Lecture with Melita Thomas and Deborah Roil

Updated 25 March. In line with Public Health England guidance, we have taken the decision to close all six of our palaces and gardens until 31st May. We will be reviewing this and will keep you updated. Please read our statement for further information. Read our statement

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Price: £10, including a light lunch

Please be aware, these events have been cancelled. 


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As part of the 500th anniversary celebrations of the Field of Cloth of Gold, join Melita Thomas and Deborah Roil of the Tudor Times blog as they talk about the journey of Henry VIII and his first wife to this historic summit.

The Field of Cloth of Gold was the greatest opportunity Henry VIII ever had to show his wealth, his culture and his brilliance to Francis I of France, the man whom he considered his greatest rival. To do this, he needed to put on a splendid show, which necessitated him and his wife, Katharine of Aragon, being attended by a retinue which could provide a foil to their own magnificence. Who were the lucky nobles chosen to accompany the king and queen? Where did they stay, how were they served in turn, and what did they do during the event?  Tudor Times will look at the Field of Cloth of Gold through the eyes of these men and women - both participants and audience at the spectacle.

In light of the current situation regarding COVID-19 coronavirus, these events have now been cancelled.

Those who have already booked tickets for this event will be contacted in due course. Due to the volume of bookings, please bear with us but rest assured we will get in touch with everyone.

We have not taken the decision to cancel these events lightly and would like to apologise for any inconvenience these cancellations have caused.

 

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