Blog – Emperor Charles V

June 30, 2022

Henry VIII and Emperor Charles V – a major anniversary

Far more was achieved by Emperor Charles's visit to England in 1522 than at the meeting of Henry and Francis at the Field of Cloth of Gold two years earlier.
June 30, 2022

Emperor Charles V’s visit to England in 1522

Charles's visit to England in 1522 was the high point in the relations between the two monarchs. They were never to be on such amicable terms again and this was their last meeting even though they both ruled for decades afterwards.
November 30, 2022

Charles V’s secret code

Emperor Charles V often used codes in his letters to ambassadors across Europe. One written in 1547 to his representative in France has just been decoded.
February 8, 2023

Henry VIII and Charles V – a new book

A fresh look at Henry VIII and Charles V, whose ever changing relationship had a major impact not only on the events of their time but also for centuries to come.