Mounted Skill-at-Arms

Medieval Tournament: Mounted Skill at Arms


The importance that the nobility placed on the sport of hunting cannot be overstated. The oldest book on hunting in English was written about 1413 by Edward of Norwich, Duke of York, and dedicated to Henry, Prince of Wales, the future Henry V. Titled The Master of Game, it was primarily a translation of Le Livre de Chasse by Gaston III, Count of Foix.

[M]en are better when riding, more just and more understanding, and more alert and more at ease and more understanding, and better knowing all countries and all passages; in short and long all good customs and manners cometh thereof, and the health of a man and of his soul.

Edward of Norwich, Duke of York, The Master of Game, 1413.

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