Evolution of the medieval joust


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Medieval History
Vol. 1 (September 2003), p. 26-33


How exactly did jousting develop in the middle ages? What sort of madmen try to skewer each other for fun? And is a joust the same thing as a tournament or not? Tobias Capwell, curator of arms and armour for Glasgow Museums, and a keen jouster himself, sorts out the facts and the fantasies about medieval jousting