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13 May 2019The Field of the Cloth of Gold - 6,000 Englishmen in France for eighteen days; how did they do it?
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The Field of the Cloth of Gold - 6,000 Englishmen in France for eighteen days; how did they do it? Joanna Mabbutt Monday 13 May 2019

In June 1520 Henry VIII and Francis I met to ratify an Anglo-French alliance. Both were anxious to display themselves as magnificent noblemen and warriors. Each brought an entourage of 6,000 to a field south of Calais for 18 days of various events and entertainment. The logistics of supplying all that was needed for the English contingent was staggering and the supply chain, often through the City of London Guilds, is fascinating. How was it all achieved?

Lecturer: Joanna Mabbutt was awarded the City & Guilds Silver Medal for Excellence in 2000. She taught in further education for 8 years on Art & Design National Diploma and Foundation courses, then up-skilled at Central St. Martin's college, developing her own practice. She now divides her time as a designer-maker, lecturer and tutor.

Image: The Field of the Cloth of Gold