King René's Tournament Book: Outline



The form and manner in which a tourney ought to be undertaken

Arranging the tourney

Arms and Armor

The harness and equipment for tourneying [Image of a gauntlet.]

Customs, Rules and Ceremonies

The customs, rules and ceremonies that are necessary to well and honorably hold a tourney

The order and manner in which the tourneyers enter the city where the tourney is held

The festivities before the tournament

The first day of the tournament (the melee)

The second day of the tournament (the jousts)

Responsibilities of the judges

Miscellaneous other rules

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Elizabeth Bennett
Last revised: September 4, 1998
Copyright Elizabeth Bennett 1997
Illustrations copyright Will McLean 1997