2013年9月11日水曜日

Nick's memoirs of England, UK Part 8




A Man's House Is His Castle. - Part 2 – Romantic medievalism at it’s best!

When you think of romantic medieval knights and their damsels, the honorable, if not slightly barbaric sport of jousting should come immediately to your mind. If you had thought this sport had died out hundreds of years ago, you’d be wrong; it’s been kept alive by the brave men and women at Warwick Castle.

To be fair though, I don’t think that the real jousting tournaments would have had epic movie music accompanying the heroic knights as they poked at each other with giant sticks – sorry, lances – and hacked at each other with blunted blades. Still, it certainly made the action much more exciting. When we arrived we chose to stand at the south end of the field. Little did we know that our ignorant decision would place on the side of York, whose knights were a little less than chivalrous, performing such ignoble deeds as name calling and back-stabbing. In their defense though, the Knights from York fought very well.


You see, King Henry had put on this tournament not for the lowly peasants – that would be us – but to find a new leader for his army fighting the French. If it was up to me, I would have given the job to the Yorks due to their ‘ends justify the means’ attitude. Hey, now don’t get mad, everyone wants to be on the winning team. But alas, King Henry decided that the chivalrous Lancasters had rightly earned the job. You see, the Lancasters may have lost the tournament, but they lost so graciously. Just how the French would like English leaders to be I’d say.



Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8

講師の紹介:Nick
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