Medieval Tournament Timeline

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  • 1127
    A jousting tournament is held in Wurzburg in Germany.
  • 1167 - 1183
    Sir William Marshal competes, and remains undefeated, in medieval tournaments.
  • 1167
    In a tournament in Le Mans, William Marshal captures several knights for ransom.
  • 19 Aug 1186
    Geoffrey, Count of Brittany and son of Henry II of England, dies in an accident at a medieval tournament.
  • 1278
    Windsor Castle hosts a great medieval tournament.
  • 1344
    Windsor Castle hosts a great medieval tournament involving 200 knights.
  • c. 1348
    Edward III of England creates the Order of the Garter, a chivalric order for knights with its headquarters at Windsor Castle
  • 1390
    John de Hastings, Earl of Pembroke, is killed from a groin injury during a jousting tournament.
  • Jun 1520
    The Field of the Cloth of Gold pageant is held just outside Calais for Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France.
  • 1559
    Henry II of France is killed in a jousting tournament.