Tournament Fun

Tournament Fun

Have some fun with tournaments. Try your hand at jousting, you just might be good enough to take on Henry VIII himself.

You could also help Henry get dressed for a foot combat. Can you put his armour on in the correct order?

Learn about heraldry, what some of it means and why it was important. You can test your knowledge of tournaments in our quiz.

Did you know?

A flash in the pan

This expression originates with the misfire of a flintlock or similar gun. The powder in the pan was supposed to ignite the main charge in the barrel. Sometimes only the powder in the pan flashed without firing the main charge.