The Tudor Society

June 7 – A queen’s physician is hanged, and a historic meeting

On this day in Tudor history, 7th June 1594, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, the queen's physician, Roderigo Lopez, was hanged, drawn and quartered after being accused of plotting to poison the queen.

Find out more about Lopez and what happened...

And this day in 1520 was the first day of that historic meeting between King Henry VIII of England and King Francis I of France which became known as the Field of Cloth of Gold.

Although it was a diplomatic meeting, it was a chance for these two Renaissance kings to show off to each other and try to outdo each other with their wealth, costumes and even strength.

Find out more about this famous meeting...

Here is the Royal Armouries video:

Link to Field of Cloth of Gold painting -

Link to images of the drawings thought to be original designs for the Field of Cloth of Gold tents -

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