Assignment for November 14, 2001
Deeds of Arms
General assignment -- After reading the following excerpts from fourteenth-century accounts, comment on the following questions:
How and when were these deeds of arms organized?
What rules and expectations govern these activities? (Be prepared to discuss this in detail.)
Are these deeds of arms sport or war?
What are the participants trying to accomplish?
What do these deeds of arms tell you about the psychology of the military nobility?
What perspective on war and politics do these deeds provide?
A challenge is fought before the Earl of Buckingham
French and English knights tourney in Brittany
and continuation <.../vannes2.htm>
Nicholas Clifford kills a French squire who had challenged
Peter Courtenay jousts with the Lord of Trimouille and
the Lord of Clary
Juvénal des Ursinsí account:
Trickery in the Lists?
(Have a look at /muhlberger/froissart/deedyonn.htm)
Deed of Arms at St. Inglevert
***There is more material at Deeds of Arms: