• World Cup

    The medieval equivalent to football was jousting.  A huge tournament was organised in 1390, bringing together all the most famous names in jousting at that time.  It took place during a three year truce between the French and the English when three French knights, the most famous being Boucicaut, invited their English counterparts to the jousting grounds near Calais.  On the 21st May with much blaring of trumpets the two teams met in a bloody and savage confrontation…