5 October 1518 – Betrothal of Mary, daughter of Henry VIII, and the Dauphin of France

| October 5, 2017

5 October 1518 – Betrothal of Mary, daughter of Henry VIII, and the Dauphin of France

On 2nd October 1518, the Treaty of London, Cardinal Wolsey’s treaty of “Universal” peace, was signed by France and England. Tournai, which had been conquered by Henry VIII in 1513, was to be restored to France and a marriage was arranged between Henry VIII’s two-year-old daughter, Mary (the future Mary I), and François, the Dauphin […]

7 June 1520 – The First Day of the Field of Cloth of Gold

| June 7, 2013

7 June 1520 – The First Day of the Field of Cloth of Gold

7th June 1520 was the first day of a meeting between Henry VIII and Francis I of France, between the English stronghold of Guînes and the French town of Ardres, to solidify the Treaty of London. It lasted until 24th June. Although the meeting was supposed to be about politics and diplomacy, these two famous […]