Joust of War

Very common during the Hundred Years War or at an emprise, this was the same as a joust of peace except that the tips of the lances were sharpened rather than purposefully blunt. Knights were frequently killed or wounded in these engagements, and spectators other than other knights would have been uncommon.

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