The Jousting Life

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Stichting HEI Posts about the White Bear Tournament in Nyborg Slott

For the past three years, the historical education group Stichting HEI has produced a high quality non-choreographed jousting demonstration at Nyborg Slot in Denmark. Here is what they had to say about this year's tournament:

In the weekend of 5 and 6 July the town square of Nyborg saw the hosting of the White Bear Tournament by Foundation HEI for the third time in a row. Like the previous year there were six knights participating, judged by the Herald Bear. Also like previous year lances and clubs made from one solid piece of wood with steel coronels and grips were used. It was sublime!

Please take a look in the photo galleries below to see what feats of arms occurred on the tournament square of Nyborg. Many a lance and club were broken and in the melee somebody even got wrestled off his horse. Instead of the hunting demonstration of last year we paraded through town this edition. In the fifteenth century many tournaments were preceded by a flashy column through the city, like the Vesperye as it was called in Bruges, the home city of our tournament company of the White Bear.

To see the photo albums, click here.

Bertus Brokamp in The Joust at the White Bear Tournament(photo from Stichting HEI)

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Historical Jousting Tournament at Nyborg Slot in Denmark

Vera Bos Talks about Her Upcoming Documentary "The White Bear"

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