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Knights at Tournament (Elite #17)

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Like all warrior classes throughout history medieval knights engaged in military games, partly in preparation for war and partly for pure sport. From their often brutal origins in the 10th century to the gaudy pageantry and eventual decline of the 15th and 16th centuries, tournaments were the centre of the knightly life. The image of the armoured and surcoated knight on hi ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published March 26th 1992 by Osprey Publishing
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This book is laid out chronologically by century beginning in the 12th & going to the 16th. I think the problem with this is that the book covers 5 centuries in 50ish pages so there is very little room for context. Its like you're looking at the whole of history and then you isolate the tournament and ignore everything else. What you're left with is a history of jousting spanning 5 centuries and good chunk of Europe but you can't place the tournament into the larger events that took place du ...more
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Chris Gravett is a former Senior Curator at the Royal Armouries, Tower of London, and a recognized authority on the arms, armour, and warfare of the medieval world. He has worked as an advisor for numerous TV and film productions, and has written many books. He currently works as a curator at Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire.
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