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Jousting is the most iconic form of mounted combat. For more than five hundred years, the sport itself, and the chivalric culture that surrounded it, took on almost mythical qualities. Here, Tobias Capwell explains the glitz and glamour of a sport that attracted enormous popular audiences throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Though he deals almost exclusively with weapons and warriors, Capwell tells a story not of war and destruction, but of pageantry and valor. This is the story of the armor of peace.
About the Author
Tobias Capwell, FSA, is curator of the arms and armour collection at The Wallace Collection, London. He is an expert on the study of medieval and Renaissance armour and a skilled competitor in the modern competitive jousting community. He is the author of several books including, most recently, Arms and Armour of the Medieval Joust, also published by Royal Armouries.