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Arms and Armour of the Medieval Joust
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Tobias Capwell
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Arms and Armour of the Medieval Joust

Tobias Capwell



European history;
Medieval history;
Weapons & equipment;
Militaria, arms & armour


96 pages

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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 late middle ages. Though he deals almost exclusively with weapons and warriors, Capwell tells a story not of war and destruction, but of pageantry and valour. This is the story of the armour of peace.

The book forms part of a series of introductions to aspects of the Royal Armouries' collection of arms and armour. Written by specialists in the field, they are packed full of fascinating information and stunning photography.

Royal Armouries is the national museum of arms and armour, with sites at Leeds, the Tower of London and Fort Nelson, Hampshire.

By:   Tobias Capwell
Imprint:   UNICORN
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 228mm,  Width: 168mm, 
ISBN:   9780948092831
ISBN 10:   0948092831
Series:   Arms and Armour Series
Pages:   96
Publication Date:   April 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Tobias Capwell FSA is Curator of Arms and Armour 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. In 2015, dressed in full period armour, he escorted King Richard III's coffin as it was interred in Leicester Cathedral.

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