Thursday, 21 July 2016

A summer joust

MedievalMorsels has learned this morning from the veritable "wireless" (that's not wi-fi you know) that jousting is to make a comeback. English Heritage has launched a campaign to get jousting - the sport played by Henry VIII - recognised as an Olympic sport, in time for Tokyo 2020. 


Remarkably perhaps, the organisation has lobbied the International Olympic Committee and the Fédération Equestre Internationale. And today it launches an online petition. English Heritage argues that jousting demands levels of athleticism, agility and equestrianism that make it an ideal candidate for the Olympics. 

Wholemeal bread and cheese - period dollhouse food by MedievalMorsels

12th scale Medieval Tudor dollshouse food - bread and cheese platte
A demanding sport requires a nutritious and filling diet so how about this platter of best cheese, whole cereal bread and an apple to clean the teeth afterwards for a picnic breakfast or lunch or supper in the tilt yard?


Just in time for the long English school holidays a summer of fun is promised at English Heritage sites. Included for the first time will be female jousters . Learn about the rudiments of jousting in this short video or from English Heritage's home page.

 "That's the way to do it"! Be sure to take your medieval or modern picnic too.