in Field of the Cloth of Gold - 7 June, 1520
Having seen this [the English] procession I went to witness that of our King [Francis], which was in this fashion. There were no footmen, but about 400 horses, all gentlemen in good trim, the doublets of cloth of gold being in the proportion of 20 to 1 of any other material. Then came the Switzers with their feathers in their caps reaching to the clouds; then the 12 trumpeters or "miquelets" with 12 heralds, and the trombones, who played the whole time.
French account of the entry of the Kings at the Field of Cloth of Gold, 7 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. 51. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1392636084398 accessed: 24 November, 2017
Originally submitted by th4 on Mon, 17 Feb 2014 11:21:24 +0000