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Knights at Tournament by Christopher Gravett
Book DescriptionLike 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 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, 'civilised' incarnation, describing the various 'events' and equipment which came into use.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780850458367
(250mm x 160mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 26-Mar-1988
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Christopher Gravett
DK Eyewitness Books: Knight, Paperback / softback (June 2015)
"Explore the lives of medieval mounted warriors-- from the battlefield to the banquet table"--Cover.
World of Knights and Chivalry, Paperback (April 2012)
From their Roman origins through to the battlefield heroes of the Tudor age, this vibrant history of knights and chivalry covers the customs of knighthood in the Middle Ages, the evolution of the armoured knight, how knights fought and battles they fought in, and the legacy which gives modern recipients this honour.
Knight, Paperback (February 2010)
The traditional 'knight in shining armour' has become a staple figure in popular culture and the images of bloody battlefields, bustling feasting halls and courtly tournaments have been shown time and again in film and fiction. This illustrated book describes how the knight evolved over four centuries of English and European history.
English Castles 1200-1300, Paperback (July 2009)» View all books by Christopher Gravett
The simple castles raised after the Norman conquest had been developed throughout 11th and 12th centuries, whilst the introduction of Islamic and Byzantine fortification techniques from the late 12th century led to further developments in castle architecture.
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Author Biography - Christopher Gravett
Christopher Gravett is Senior Curator at the Royal Armouries and a recognised authority on the arms, armour and warfare of the medieval world. He has worked as an advisor for numerous TV and Film productions. His previous Osprey titles include Warrior 1: Norman Knight 950-1204 AD and Campaign 13: Hastings 1066.
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