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.

EASTER TOURNAMENT 2016

Enjoy the thrills and spills of authentic medieval jousting in the heart of Leeds.

25 March 2016

Leeds

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Did you know?

Is newer better?

The last cast-iron British smoothbore cannon – the 68 pounders – were the same calibre (8 inches) as the heaviest guns of King Henry VIII three hundred years earlier. Their performance was probably not very different either!