Antonio Surian in Field of the Cloth of Gold - 23 June, 1520
The service of the mass was very magnificent. First of all the apparelling of Cardinal Wolsey was performed by bishops, who also placed on his feet a pair of very valuable jeweled sandals. The water for his hands was given him by some of the chief noblemen of England. The French and English singers chaunted, with occasional accompaniments of trombones, cornets, and organs.
Antonio Surian, Venetian account of mass at the Field of Cloth of Gold, 23 June 1520. In Rawdon Brown (ed.), Calendar of State Papers and Manuscripts Relating to English Affairs existing in the Archives and Collections of Venice and other Libraries of Northern Italy, volume 3 (London, 1869), p. 29. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1392635144450 accessed: 23 September, 2017
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