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Transcript of Medieval Sports
Alchin, L.K. "Execution by Quartering." Execution by Quartering. N.p., 16 Nov. 2012. Web. 17 Oct. 2012. <http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/execution-by-quartering.htm>. Citations No, women did not participate in sporting events like jousting that were violent.
Women would watch the event and admire the winning knight
Chivalry was very much alive
But, women did participate in sports like stoolball. Did women participate in medieval sports? People enjoyed holidays
8 weeks out of the year, besides Sundays, were free of work
This was the time for Medieval Sports When were sporting events held? Sponsor chose place to hold tournaments
Tournaments would be held in a field near the nobles’ castle and local village
Villagers sat on the ground to watch
Nobles sat in the galleries (which was a shelter to protect them from weather) Where were medieval sporting events held? Big sporting events like The tournaments and the Jousts were for nobles, knights, and highly respected people in the community.
Sponsored by rich nobles and he would also supply a purse for prizes Who sponsored sporting events? Stoolball (stumpball) Similar to modern 10-pin bowling
Players take turns to throw wooden balls down a lane
Object of the game is to knock all the pins over. Skittles Types of Medieval Sports cont… Hurling (Shinty) Horseshoes thrown to wrap around a target
Game for peasants
Iron U-shaped horseshoes Horseshoes Types of Medieval Sports cont… Hammer Throwing Ancestor of golf
Sport for nobles
Uses a stick to hit a rock into a hole Colf Types of Medieval Sports cont… Most medieval sports were targeted towards increasing fighting skills of men.
Designed to provide weapon practice
Increase man’s fitness Introduction by
Kayla & Jillian Medieval Sports Jousting and Tournaments
biggest sporting events held during the medieval time period
Feudal Lords and Knights participated
Weapons included swords Types of Medieval Sports cont… Bowls Lower class men were required by law to practice archery
The Butts-Archery Training
Every male 15-60 were ordered to be equipped with a bow and arrow. Archery Types of Medieval Sports and armor similiar to cricket and baseball
rules varied, centered on 1 player hitting a ball(stool) while the batter defends a target with hands or wooden bat (some versions include running to bases) similar to hockey
used curved sticks(camans) and leather ball
2 goals(hails) apart on a field, protected by goal keeper
Team passes ball to hit into goal.
Warm weather- Field
Cold weather- frozen pond Outdoor game
ball(bowl) made of wood
bowl is rolled toward another smaller stationary ball
object of game is to roll your ball so that they will rest closer to the stationary ball than the opponents
can hit opponents ball aside
played on flat lawn surrounded by shallow ditch Take hammer above head and throw it as far as you can without moving
Distance is measured after thrown
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