Did Henry VIII and Francis I really wrestle?

Posted By on April 15, 2021

Thank you to Leah for her excellent question regarding a scene from Showtime’s “The Tudors” series in which Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Henry VIII challenges Emmanuel Leconte as Francis I to a wrestling match at the Field of Cloth of Gold meeting.

Did Henry VIII and Francis I really wrestle? And, if so, what happened?

Find out all about the history behind this scene in this video I recorded…

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