Southampton, United Kingdom
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A medieval jousting reenactment tournament at Warwick Castle in England.
Medieval times spanned a great period in history from 5th to 15th centuries. It was an era of chivalry, feudalism and Christianity.
Kings and their knights frequently went into battle, fighting for territory or for their beliefs.
Tournaments kept the knight in excellent condition for the role he would need to play during medieval warfare - skill with weapons and supreme strength and fitness were necessary to knights of the Middle Ages.
A joust is defined as a fight between mounted knights wearing armor and using lances. Jousting was a favorite form of entertainment during the Middle Ages. Jousting contests took place at Medieval tournaments which provided a venue for Knights to practise various forma of combat to the delight, and for the amusement, of crowds of onlookers. Tournaments were exciting and colorful pageants which displayed different forms of combat. Jousting was one of the events shown at a tournament.
October 27th, 2012
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