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Old 09-07-2009, 08:44 AM
 
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I just finished watching ''A Knights Tale'' for the 5th or 6th time (I luv the movie) and so i got to thinking about the history of this middle ages sport. Although the movie is fiction they did mention the Battle of Poitiers (1356) and also Edward the Black Prince of England (1330-1376) who was King Edward III son and heir to the throne was featured in it but i can't find much historical info about it on the net.
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:37 AM
 
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Funny you should mention jousting today...I spent all day yesterday at the NY State Fair hoping to see the Jousting Tournament, only to find out it is today.. not yesterday
Anyway, I don't think most people think of jousting as a sport, which is what it was..Many participants were killed and maimed.. but prize money was good and you got to attract lots of attention from the ladies
Jousting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 09-07-2009, 01:14 PM
 
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Funny you should mention jousting today...I spent all day yesterday at the NY State Fair hoping to see the Jousting Tournament, only to find out it is today.. not yesterday
Anyway, I don't think most people think of jousting as a sport, which is what it was..Many participants were killed and maimed.. but prize money was good and you got to attract lots of attention from the ladies
Jousting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
What a coincidence huh .

Well they also stated in the movie that only the nobles could Joust and that the commoners weren't allowed to do so as i wonder if that was true? Also the Wiki link basically doesn't say what centuries or dates they participated in it except for a brief pause in the ''1300's''.
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Old 09-07-2009, 08:33 PM
 
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I know that Richard the Lionheart's brother,Geoffrey died in a jousting contest. Jousting started in France in the mid 11th century and peaked in the 13th.. then pretty much died out in the 1600's.. Warfare was changing and so was the culture of Chivalray.
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Old 09-09-2009, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Michigan--good on the rocks
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I just watched the Jousting tournament Saturday at our Renaissance Festival here in Holly, MI. The kids had great fun with it. IIRC, ours is the second largest in the nation, after Texas.

Part of the reason that only the nobles could joust, I believe, was that only they could afford the horse, and the armor, and the weapons, etc. Not to mention the horror if a peasant bested a noble!
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