♡ On this day in Tudor History ♡
•Field of the Cloth of Gold: Day 11•
Forgot to post this yesterday!
On yesterday’s date, June 17, 1520, Hall wrote, “On Saturday both kings entered the field and king Henry’s armour-skirt and horse-trapper were decorated with 2,000 ounces of gold and 1,100 huge pearls, the price of which was incalculable, the Earl of Devonshire also appeared that day wearing cloth of gold, tissue-cloth and cloth of silver, all elaborately embroidered, with his retinue wearing the same uniform.
When the French king and the Earl of Devonshire charged at each other, so fierce was their encounter that both their lances broke. In all they ran off eight times, during which the French king broke three lances while the earl broke two lances and the French king’s nose.” ———————————Otd, June 18, 1541, Henry was declared the King of Ireland by the Irish Parliament.
The Irish nobility accepted this as it placed Ireland separately from England and Wales and gave Ireland its own sense of unity. The Crown of Ireland act was passed on this day in the Parliament of Ireland, meeting in Dublin, being read out to parliament in English and Irish. The act meant/was short for, “An Act that the King of England, his Heirs and Successors, be Kings of Ireland.” Henry VIII was the first King of Ireland, the title was created for him and his successors, as the previous title in which people ruled the island was Lord of Ireland ♡