A fabric woven from silk threads with gold interspersed, and term of luxury

The ‘Field of Cloth of Gold’ has its origins in two meetings of the Kings of France and England in 1396 and later in 1520 on the same site near Ardres, Northern France.  The sheer luxury and richness of the textiles–even the tents were made of cloth of gold–created a great shimmering expanse of gold reflected light


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