Skip to main content

Tournament gallery

Discover the fearsome weapons used and the special armours developed for protection in different competitions.

Tournaments were extreme sporting events that were often organised to show royal or noble power. Like many modern elite sporting events, many tournaments were also lavish displays that brought competitors and spectators far and wide.

As a colourful, chivalrous and dangerous spectacle, the era of Tournaments lasted 600 years.


Find out more about the Field of Cloth of Gold with our online exhibition.