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Field of the Cloth of Gold Line breaks: Field of the Cloth of Gold

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Definition of Field of the Cloth of Gold in English:

The scene of a meeting between Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France near Calais in 1520, for which both monarchs erected elaborate temporary palaces, including a sumptuous display of golden cloth. Little of importance was achieved, although the meeting symbolized Henry’s determination to play a full part in European dynastic politics.
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