Tag Archive: jousting

New book sheds light on Hereford’s medieval past

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A LEADING archaeologist, who uncovered the remains of what might be a wounded Knight, will reveal extraordinary details of medieval life in Hereford in a new book. Andy Boucher and Luke Craddock-Bennett are speaking at the Hay Festival to launch their book, ‘Death in the Close’, which digs down through 900 years of local history,…

Jousting event Longs Peak Scottish Festival 2013

Jousting event Longs Peak Scottish Festival 2013

This past week was the annual Longs Peak Scottish Highlands Festival. The family loaded up and drove the two hours to beautiful Estes Park, Colorado for some historical fun. The kids enjoyed watching the dogs run the obstacle course and catch Frisbees. They really liked going to all the booths and collecting the clan stamps,…

Robin Hood site planned for 2015

Plans for a new multimillion-pound visitor attraction celebrating the legend of Robin Hood have been announced in the UK. Nottinghamshire County Council is seeking to build a STG13 million ($A20 million) visitor attraction called Discover Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest, complete with medieval castle and fortified ramparts. If the plans are approved, the 17-hectare attraction…

European Jousting Championship 2012 at Spøttrup Castle

Spøttrup Borg is proud to present Championship Tournament Knight on our new jousting space, 23 – 27 July 2012 Denmark’s charming medieval festival – the bishop’s Market from 23 – 28 July 2012 provides the framework for European Championship tournament. Come and support our knight when he goes after the gold medal among 16 European…

Full Metal Jousting: Episode 10 “The Championship Joust”

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This is it! The Wildcard joust and the Championship joust. How will they pick the Wildcard and who will it be? At the end of it all the first Full Metal Jousting Champion will stand tall. Let’s get started… Episode 10: ‘The Championship Joust’ The competitors are in the house and Shane and the coaches…

Full Metal Jousting: Episode 9 “Charge On”

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The two semifinal jousts are set and after this episode we will have two jousters left to face off for the championship. Episode 9: ‘Charge On’ The competitors are treated to a nice dinner and get a chance to relax a bit before the semifinal jousts. Jake talks trash about the joust with Matt and…

Full Metal Jousting: Semifinal Sneak Peek

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This Sunday is the are the Semifinal jousts on Full Metal Jousting. The semifinals should be good. Two hard hitting jousters, the underdog and a philosiphy student. Two will move on, two will be eliminated. The semifinal match-ups are: Black Team: Josh Knowles vs Red Team: Josh Avery Black Team: Matt Hiltman vs Red Team:…

Full Metal Jousting: Episode 8 “Go To War”

Not one, not two but all three remaining quarterfinal jousts! Who will win and move on to the Semi-finals? Let’s find out. Episode 8: ‘Go To War’ The episode opens with the jousters showing off their injuries. There are bruises in a variety of places but the worst is injury to Matt’s leg. It’s about…

Full Metal Jousting: Episode 7 “A Killing Machine”

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One final joust before the quarterfinals begin. No major injuries this week but we see a massive hit that results in a double unhorsing! Episode 7: ‘A Killing Machine’ The episode opens at the jousting match-up platform. The jousters need no introduction, they are the only two who remain. The final joust will be Joe…

Full Metal Jousting: Episode 6 ‘Ready to Rock’

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This episode was completely nuts! Multiple injuries, two joust and an eliminated jouster gets a second chance. Episode 6: ‘Ready to Rock’ This episode doesn’t open in the locker rooms, instead we see Shane standing atop the jousting match-up platform. The teams arrive and the first joust is arranged. With Rope’s win last week the…

Full Metal Jousting: Episode 5 “Hits Like A Truck”

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We are at the half way point of Full Metal Jousting. This week focuses more on the competitors and less on the practice. We get to see some Monty Python-esqe tomfoolery and a scene stratght out of Blazing Saddles! Episode 5: ‘Hits Like A truck’ Matt is celebrating his victory and applauds John for jousting…

Full Metal Jousting: Episode 4 ‘Blood and Guts’

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Don’t miss the previous recaps: Episode 1: The Ultimate Extreme Sport and Episode 2: Unhorsed Episode 4: ‘Blood and Guts’ In the Black Team’s locker room Rod is telling Joe that he had a great joust with a broken lance and unhorsing, that’s all they are asking for. Joe is still disappointed with his loss….

Full Metal Jousting: Episode 3 ‘Death Sticks & a Coffin’

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Don’t miss the previous recaps: Episode 1: The Ultimate Extreme Sport and Episode 2: Unhorsed Episode 3: ‘Death Sticks & a Coffin’ In the Red Team’s locker room everyone is celebrating Jakes victory. Jake states that everyone thought he was a clown but after his “epic victory” they will now see him as more a…

England: Royal jousting at Blenheim Palace

Royal jousting at Blenheim Palace

The two armoured knights thundered down the lists, helmets gleaming, lances pointed viciously towards each other, shields held protectively high, horses gaily caparisoned, charging boldly towards a potentially deadly impact. Banners were flying brightly on all sides, finely dressed ladies watched nervously, massed crowds of peasants – myself among them, camera poised eagerly – hoped…

Full Metal Jousting: Episode 2 Recap

Did you miss the previous recap? Read the Episode 1 recap. WARNING: As with all recaps there will be spoilers, including the eliminated jouster. Episode 2: ‘Unhorsed’ In the Black Team’s locker room we see Josh K. and his teammates celebrating the victory. Over in the Red Team’s Mike is apologizes for his lack of…