Sunday, September 18, 2016

Jousting Tournament at Hever Castle

The main attraction that Saturday was the weekly jousting tournament. It was warm and sunny, so we arrived early and purchased the last few seats in the shaded seating area, right next to the royal box.
The entire affair was presided over by King Henry VIII and
Queen Anne Boleyn; Henry here striking his Holbein pose

















After much pageantry, addressing the throng
















The color-coded contestants
















The King narrating and much enjoying the action, which was
mostly prat-falls and other entertainment aimed at younger
persons


















I video-taped much of the proceedings and will put a tape on
YouTube; some day

















After vanquishing a foe...















In any case, P was enthralled
















The Queen, however, was more interested in making eyes at
nearby spectators...

















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