I've seen first-hand how physically fit you need to be to joust
, and the sheer skill and strength involved," said Victoria.
FOR the first time ever, a female jouster is set to take part in Kenilworth Castle's Grand Medieval Joust
The traditional joust
took place on an open field, though the knights were sometimes separated by a fence.
They will compete is a series of jousts
at Cardiff Castle, which marks the official opening of the tourist attraction's new pounds 6m interpretation centre.
During the 100 Years War the dungeons here housed French prisoners and we're pretty sure the garrison held jousts
and tournaments much the same as other medieval castles did.
People do get killed in jousts
, like any sport accidents do happen,' said Toby.
Revelers can enjoy eight open-air stages of continuous entertainment, armored jousts
on horseback, street performances, hand-powered rides, pageants and a daily visit from Queen Elizabeth herself.
The gauntlet has also been thrown down at a Medieval Festival at Carisbrooke Castle, where the crowd gets to decide the winner of jousts
and various hand-to-hand combat with two-handed swords, axes and maces.
One also thinks of the banners earlier painted by Verrocchio and Botticelli for Lorenzo's and Giuliano's jousts
in 1469 and 1475.
Prior to the start of the Grand Tournament, the contest offered seven (7) weekly Jousts
which spanned from Monday, July 3rd through Monday, August 21st.
Alan Larsen, event consultant for English Heritage, said that they had held around 10 jousts
nationwide this summer and it always draws crowds.
From Friday evening until Sunday, the popular city centre attraction will host two full-scale jousts
per day, sword fighting events, children's storytelling and circus skills and juggling classes.