The Knights Tournament (Episode 28)
Tournaments can be considered the football matches of the Middle Ages: These lively social events attracted huge masses of spectators. Knights taking part in a joust got not only the chance to master the skills they would need in times of war, but could also prove their courage and strength. However, many of them were wounded or even lost their lives. “Moments of History” makes clear why despite all those dangers tournaments remained popular among the nobility until the Early Modern Age.