Henry VIII looks on as two of his knights compete on the field of honor. When I became enamored of Arthurian lore after reading “The Once and Future King” as a freshman in high school, I never dreamed that I’d be able to see jousting. Granted, this is Jousting Lite, with balsa wood spears designed to shatter and no intention to knock the opponent off the horse or cause injury. Even the later Joust of War supposedly “to the death” is (thankfully) staged.
Still, there’s a considerable and impressive degree of skill involved, and for a few moments, one can immerse one’s self in at least the more romantic and dramatic moments of a time long past.