What was it like to be a knight in the middle ages? What were your roles and responsibilities? How dangerous were medieval tournaments?
History Hit's Luke Tomes and Louee Dessent are back at the medieval tiltyard outside the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds for the medieval tournament challenge. Can our knight in shining armour complete our medieval gauntlet, including picking up a glove from horseback, the quintain and full contact jousting against a real opponent?
Louee and Luke get to learn about what it was really like to be a knight in the Middle Ages, donning a full suit of armour themselves and completing their own set of physical tests. Can you sprint in armour? How cumbersome is it? Is the Hollywood image of the clunky, slow-moving knight really that accurate? Watch the video where we answer these questions and more!