Why was jousting so popular?

What was so appealing about this medieval sport?

Stars Insider

28/05/24 | StarsInsider


Jousting was the spectator sport of the Middle Ages. A clash between two knights, the express purpose being to send your opponent tumbling off his horse using a dangerous-looking lance, the joust enjoyed royal patronage and had a legion of female fans. But jousting was a dangerous pastime and could get a man seriously injured or even killed. So why would anybody want to risk their life in the name of gallantry and chivalry?

Mount up and click through this brief history of the medieval sport known as jousting.

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