The Great Joust of the North – Alnwick Castle

Attend one of Northumberland’s most thrilling spectacles as our knights engage in the first solid lance Joust at Alnwick Castle known as “The Great Joust of the North”.

Witness drama, pageantry and passion as our masterful knights go head to head to defend their honour in a gripping 15th Century Joust.

This incredible display of chivalry and courage takes place on the 3rd – 7th August 2019.

For full details of the event please visit Alnwick Castle’s website.

15th Century Joust – Alnwick Castle

Attend one of Northumberland’s most thrilling spectacles as our knights engage in a 15th Century Joust at Alnwick Castle!

Witness drama, pageantry and passion as our masterful knights go head to head to defend their honour in a gripping 15th Century Joust.

This incredible display of chivalry and courage takes place on the 25th, 26th and 27th of May 2019.

For full details of the event please visit Alnwick Castle’s website.

Metalworks: The Knights Tale

Metalworks

Duke and Hawthorn both made an appearance in a BBC 4 documentary series Metalworks during episode 3 “The Knights Tale” where art historian and curator Dr Tobias Capwell celebrated the great age of armour!

Referencing the unstoppable rise of the Royal Almain Armoury at Greenwich, he tells the forgotten story of how Henry VIII fusedGerman high technology with Renaissance artistry in the pursuit of one aim – to become the very image of the perfect knight.

Using the talents of foreign craftsmen and his court artist Hans Holbein, Henry transformed himself into a living metal sculpture. His daughter Elizabeth I further exploited that image, making her courtiers parade before her in the most innovative and richly decorated works ever commissioned in steel.

During the episode you will see Dr Capwell and Dominic Sewell of Historic Equitation go head to head down the list, where a camera has been mounted on top of the tilt to capture the action of lances breaking at close quarters!

 

Nuevo

St Georges Day

Stable Name: Nev

Nuevo is a British bred PRE gelding who started his training with Historic Equitation in 2017.

Nev has proved extremely easy to train with an amenable and fearless attitude, carrying shields, swords and armour the first time he was asked.

His first season with us was in 2018 where we hoped to expose him to the sounds, energy and crowds of big event days in the hope to further his development as the next Pericles or Duke!

Roles:

  • 13th Century Jousting Horse