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Field of Cloth of Gold, 1520: How did they do it?
Jo Walton Wednesday 15 April 2020

Indeed how did Henry VIII’s administration manage it? The logistics were, to say the least, demanding. An entourage of 6,000 had to be shipped across the Channel to the Pas de Calais; not to mention 3,217 horses, a 40ft high palace, a chapel with organ, flamboyant tents for the nobility, quantities of gold and silver cloth, velvet and sables and many tons of timber. To project the wealth and status of England and its King, the treasury was emptied and every luxury called in.

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