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Knights at Tournament

Knights at Tournament
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Knights at Tournament
by Osprey
Product Line: Elite - Assorted
Author: Christopher Gravett
Publish Year: 1988
Pages: 64
Dimensions: 8x10x.25"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148431830
Mfg. part #: OSPELI017
Type: Softcover


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 armored and surcoated knight on his caparisoned charger remains the epitome of the chivalric ideal. Christopher Gravett explores the history of the tournament from its chaotic beginnings to its more formal, 'civilized' incarnation, describing the various 'events' and equipment which came into use.