Medieval Castle Tournaments

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In medieval times, knights protect lords in their castles. Life in the castle could get boring, especially during peacetime. The lords wanted entertainment. The knights needed training and practice for future battles. Knights began to hold mock battles at the castle. The lords watched what looked like small armys attack as if in combat. These mock battles was called tournaments. Tournaments were dangerous. Many knights were hurt by accident. Some knights even died. Over time, tournaments changed into compatetions between two knights instead of small armies. These competitions were exciting to watch. The knights dressed in full armer. They mounted their horses. Then, they faced their competitors. With a long pole in their hands, they charged
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