Kings Attempting To Outparty Each Other
Following the Anglo-French Treaty of 1514, Henry the VIII of England and Francis I of France had a 17-day long party to celebrate. This including jousting, temporary castles, hundreds of tents made with gold thread, archery competition, 2,200 sheep, and to top it all off, the clothing of the kings were made of silk and gold thread as well. No one knows exactly how much was spent, but we can assume it was a lot. Shortly after the party they had a wrestling match that didn’t end well and they were back at war about a month or two later.