500 years ago, Henry VIII and Francois I’s bid to outdo each other ended in a draw. Fresh from the Field of Cloth of Gold, join both kings at Hampton Court Palace as they arrive in the palace gardens for a second chance at glory!
Support your chosen champion from the English and French camps as Henry and François compete to up the stakes in everything from jousting and wrestling to courtly dance and quick-wit. Which king will win, and how will the loser soothe his bruised ego?
Party like a Tudor as you dance with courtiers, practise your combat skills and explore Henry VIII’s tent.
Immerse yourself in Tudor history as we reunite stunning works of art, gold, weapons, manuscripts and clothing from the Field of Cloth of Gold, Henry VIII's legendary encounter with his great rival François I of France.
10 April - 31 August 2020
Hampton Court Palace
Included in palace admission (members go free)