Experience a grand meeting of Renaissance monarchs that started out as a peace negotiation, but very soon turned into a veritable competition of courts and rulers. Meet, play, and compete as historic characters. Fight for the honor of your court, debate the finer points of humanism or recite poetry for your beloved. Immerse yourself in a fictionalized history of the events of summer 1520. Experience a game rooted in history, replete with courtly politics, pageantry, and ceremony.
The Field of the Cloth of Gold began as a peace summit between Renaissance France and Tudor England, but quickly turned into a competition to see which court, nobles, and King were more regal. At our event, there will be a number of ways to measure one’s worth, to prove one’s honor, and earn glory and recognition for your country.
- Sword dueling, wrestling, and martial pursuits
- Poetry writing and recital
- Courtly etiquette and romance
- Debates on philosophy, religion, and the arts
- Politics, both overt and subtle
- Theatre & performance
- Singing, Music & Dancing
- Archery and games of skill
Join us for an immersive event about the Renaissance, political and social maneuvering, and the meaning of nobility in a tumultuous era of Western European history. All played out against the backdrop of a beautiful French Château!