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Cliff Brannon




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PostPosted: Thu 17 Dec, 2009 10:29 am    Post subject: Tudor era Tournament information         Reply with quote

Greetings all,

I've been reading the excellent amount of info on this site, and happily turn here for most initial research. However, i now have a specific question regarding Tudor Era tournaments.

I know, the Tudor era cover a large amount of time, and specifics under each reign will vary, but any information, hints, or outright clarifications will be most helpful.

Specifically, i have seen references to one on one duels (on foot) being fought over a low wall. It seems to be the same wall that would separate the two Jousters. I am wondering if this is just a continuation of the Joust should both participants be knocked from their horses, or a separate event altogether- or a complete modern fabrication?

Any info, links, citations and especially imags or plates are most welcome.

Thank you!

Cliff Brannon

Thank you,

Cliff Brannon
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Peter Lyon
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PostPosted: Thu 17 Dec, 2009 8:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The foot combat you are thinking is combat at the barrier, and is not related to jousting but is a separate event. It is probably related to the duels that were fought between champions during some medieval sieges to relieve the boredom, where a barrier would be set up at or near the gate to prevent a surprise attack, but allow the combat to be viewed by all.

You should read "Tudor and Jacobean Tournaments" by Alan Young (Sheridan House, 1987).

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Cliff Brannon




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PostPosted: Thu 17 Dec, 2009 9:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ordered from the local library, thank you so much for th lead, this is exactly what i was hoping for.
Thank you,

Cliff Brannon
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