The History Files #51: Jousting

1 hour 13 mins - Published Thu, May 5, 2016 by Gordon Frye and Nancy Frye

This week we take a look at the wild world of jousting, historical and modern. Originally a diversion for bored cavalry soldiers, it evolved into a pro sport and way of life for a whole class of people, then died out in the 17th century, then revived briefly in the 1830s, and today can be found at Renaissance festivals and historic sites around the world.

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