Medieval Glossary


A martial competition between knights. Jousting and hand-to-hand combat took place during tournaments, and a lord might dedicate himself to one of the ladies present. These chivalric contests were a common feature of court life.

Related term(s): Knight; Squire; Herald; Heraldry
Category: Knighthood and Chivalry
Added: 09.01.04
Contributor(s): Alan Chanter


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