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Entertainments for the French Ambassadors at the Court of Henry VIII

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The royal friendship between Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France after 1518 produced an extraordinarily competitive interaction between the elites of the two nations that redirected traditional Anglo-French antagonism. Each monarch attempted to match or exceed the magnanimity of the other. These exchanges began in October 1518 with the signing of the Treaty of London. Large embassies were exchanged and the entertainments became the model for all subsequent encounters. Henry VIII's entertainment for the French was a display of his personal power and wealth expected to encourage
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Keywords: Court Life; England; Entertainment; France; Francis I; Henry VIII; Wealth

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 1995-12-01

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