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Jousting cheque for a contest at the Field of the Cloth of Gold

Fine art print ©2021 Allen Bjorkman

Jousting Cheque

  • Image Dimensions: 7 1/8 x 9 inches

    Matted Dimensions: 11 1/4 x 13 1/4 inches

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  • A series of contests constituted the principal entertainment during the meeting of Henry VIII and François I, King of France, at the Field of the Cloth of Gold near Calais, in 1520. Displayed are the arms of King François I and King Henry VIII, with the collars of the Orders of St Michael and the Garter respectively, followed by emblazoned shields of French and English nobility. A jousting cheque is a document on which a herald noted the scores achieved by knights competing in mounted lance combats. Squeezed in between the royal arms are the scores for nine pairs of knights, each of whom ran eight courses. This cheque is an armorial roll combined with the scores of the jousting competition. 

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