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A performer dressed as a medievel knight shows off jousting skills at Knebworth House in Hertfordshire, UK, April 1, 2013. Knebworth House, a stately home of the Lytton family since 1490, hosted The Knights Of Royal England in their first medievel jousting tournament of the season. (Photo by Olivia Harris/Reuters)

Henry VIII jousts before Katherine of Aragón in celebration of the birth of their son, Henry. The young prince died ten days later.

International Jousting & Medieval Tournament Week at Arundel Castle, Sussex, UK - 26 Jul 2016 Australian Jouster Andrew McKinnon in action 26 Jul 2016

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A performer dressed as a squire holds a shield as he is hit with a lance at Knebworth House in Hertfordshire, England. Knebworth House, a stately home of the Lytton family since 1490, hosted The Knights Of Royal England in their first medieval jousting tournament of the season.

International Jousting & Medieval Tournament Week at Arundel Castle, Sussex, UK - 26 Jul 2016 Australian Jouster Andrew McKinnon in action 26 Jul 2016

Jousting & Medieval Tournament Week Tuesday 22 - Sunday 27 July, 2014 Under the shadow of the mighty Castle, experience the thrill of the renowned Arundel International Jousting Competition, the largest in Europe, as revered knights from around the world gather to test their chivalry and skill at mounted combat in full plate armour.

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Jousting Rules issued on 12 February and signed by the King, lists the rules to be followed and explains the background story. Queen ‘Noble Renown’ of the kingdom of ‘Noble Heart’, rejoicing at the happy event, had sent four knights, Ceure Loyall, Vailliaunt Desyre, Bone Voloyr and Joyous Panser, to joust in England. Their shields appear in the margin.In reality they were Henry and three of his leading courtiers,Sir Thomas Knyvet, Lord William Courtenay and Sir Edward Neville.