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Description - Arms and Armour of the Renaissance Joust by Tobias Capwell

The Renaissance is best known as an age of artists - Michelangelo, da Vinci, Titian and Holbein - but it is also the age of the noble patrons who challenged their painters and sculptors to create great art. These patrons were knights, military leaders and jousters. They played a central role in the story of another great Renaissance story, that of the armourer.

Here, Tobias Capwell continues his history of jousting seen through surviving artefacts in the collection of the Royal Armouries. He reveals how the jousts and tournaments of the Renaissance transported knightly combat into a kind of performance art, with demonstrations of aristocratic skill and nerve, of superhuman strength and superlative horsemanship - and of cutting-edge equipment.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780948092992
Format: Paperback / softback
(228mm x 168mm x 10mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Trustees of the Royal Armouries
Publisher: Trustees of the Royal Armouries
Publish Date: 20-May-2021
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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