Thursday, July 28, 2011

Bristol Renaissance Faire (Part 3) Joust-A

At first the Mayor and Court Jester were undecided if the jousts were going to be done as the crowd seems rather lackadaisical about the whole affair. When the crowd cheered harder for the joust, they relented.

We cheered for Sir William, despite his tendency to cheat and cause trouble.

It takes a lot of skill to be able to ride a horse, while carrying a lance and shield. Add to that, sparring with a competitor.

As mentioned in a previous post, this was a very hot day. 90° and climbing. I can only imagine how hot it must be in the suit of armour.

If I'm not mistaken, this is the Queen who came to watch the fighting. If so, she's different than the one from last year. Even so, a Queen's a Queen.

Sir William preparing for another joust. Here he's making sure his horse okay. He calls for water, but pours it on the horse instead of drinking it.

There is a lot of tom-foolery on the grounds, so it's determined there will be another joust later in the day. This time, there will be more at stake.