University of Atlantia

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History of the Tournament

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Instructors:
Bryce de Byram
Theodora Delamore


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA78 March 5, 2011
Crs #:
411
Date:
Sat Mar 05
Time:
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Fee:
Length:
2 hrs
Credits:
2
Attendees:
11/30
Room:
811
Course Category:
History
Track:
No track assigned
Description
From the Crusader era to Queen Elizabeth's I Ascension day jousts, the mock combat we call a tournament was a central part of the culture of arms. Find out how tournaments were fought before the word even existed; why vespers sundown bells marked the start of combat; the origins of 'Lay on!' and other fun tales including some involving a really big fish.