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Video – Henry VIII the Jouster

In today's Claire Chats video I look at Henry VIII the jouster and the records that tell of how he excelled at the sport, and also accounts of his accidents.

Henry VIII jousting in front of Catherine of Aragon in 1511, Westminster Tournament Roll

Henry VIII jousting in front of Catherine of Aragon in 1511, Westminster Tournament Roll

Sources

  • Royal Armoury website - http://www.royalarmouries.org/leeds/leeds-galleries/tournament-gallery/tournament-events
  • Tournaments at the Court of King Henry VIII, Karen Watts - see http://www.royalarmouries.org/assets-uploaded/documents/KWatts_Web.pdf
  • Hall’s Chronicle, Edward Hall, p513 - Account of William Compton's accident.
  • Calendar of State Papers, Spain, Volume 2, 1509-1525, 46 - Luis Caroz De Villaragut, to King Ferdinand the Catholic, 29 May 1510.
  • Four Years at the Court of Henry VIII: Selection of Despatches Written by the Venetian Ambassador, Sebastian Giustinian, and Addressed to the Signory of Venice, January 12th, 1515, to July 26th, 1519, p75,91
  • Calendar of State Papers Relating To English Affairs in the Archives of Venice, Volume 2, 1509-1519, 624, Nicolo Sagudino, secretary of Sebastian Giustinian, Ambassador in England, to Alvise Foscaki.
  • Calendar of State Papers Relating To English Affairs in the Archives of Venice, Volume 2, 1509-1519, 918, Francesco Chieregato, Apostolic Nuncio in England, to Isabella d'Este, Marchioness of Mantua.
  • Hall’s Chronicle, Edward Hall, p674 - An account of Henry VIII's jousting accident in 1524.
  • LP x.200, Chapuys to Granvelle - Account of Henry VIII's 1536 jousting accident.
  • LP x.427, Dr Ortiz to the Empress - Account of Henry VIII's 1536 jousting accident.
  • A chronicle of England during the reigns of the Tudors, from A.D. 1485 to 1559, Charles Wriothesley, p33 - Account of Henry VIII's 1536 jousting accident.
  • Poème sur la Mort d’Anne Boleyn, Lancelot de Carles, lines 317-320, in La Grande Bretagne devant L’Opinion Française depuis la Guerre de Cent Ans jusqu’a la Fin du XVI Siècle, George Ascoli.
  • Image: Catalina de Aragon watching Henry VIII of England joust, College of Arms, early 16th century, Wikipedia. Westminster Tournament Roll.

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Video – Henry VIII the Jouster