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Jousting!!. By: Logan Spencer. What the heck is jousting anyway?. Joust n. 1. a combat between two mounted knights or men-at-arms using lances. Jousting was a very popular form of entertainment form the 12 th -16 th century

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jousting

Jousting!!

By: Logan Spencer

what the heck is jousting anyway
What the heck is jousting anyway?

Joust n.

1. a combat between two mounted knights or men-at-arms using lances

why did they joust

Jousting was a very popular form of entertainment form the 12th-16th century

It was also a way for knights form all around to get together and prove who was the best

Why did they joust?
  • Jousting was a very popular form of entertainment form the 12th-16th century
  • It was also a way for knights form all around to get together and prove who was the best
that looks dangerous was it
That looks dangerous, was it?
  • The lances points were tipped and blunted, the sport was still very dangerous
  • Splinters could fly and even penetrate the slit in the nights helmet
where did they joust
Where did they joust?
  • Jousting took place all over Europe.
  • from England to Germany, from France to Spain
  • there were stadiums built just for jousting and other medieval games of the time.
how did it work
How Did it Work?
  • Jousting, also known as tilting, is a martial competition between two mounted knights
  • The knights were often each equipped with three weapons; a lance, and a one-handed sword
  • When one knight knocked the other off his mount, he was declared the winner of the round.
  • If both knights were knocked off their mounts at the same time, it was considered a tie; they would then engage in sword combat, and the last standing was victorious.
  • if neither fell off their mounts the knight whose lance was broken the most was the winner
  • The knights usually jousted in a best two out of three system.
where did it start
Where Did It Start?
  • Jousting started around the 11th-12th century though it is uncertain as to thee exact date
  • Was used as a way for knights to show their worthiness to marry.