Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

Knights Festival

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Series:

Der Neue Schulmann

Timeframe:

Mittelalter

Scene of action:

Unknown

Illustrator:

Isings, W. J.

Publisher:

Der Neue Schulmann, Stuttgart

Year of publication:

1965

Themes:

European history   

The picture shows a knights festival arranged by patrician youths in February 1531. In the so called “Tjost” two by tow knights run against each other. They are fully armored but only use blunt lances. In the background you can see spectators on the market-place, buildings, the city wall with colonnades and the environs of the city. The golden age of the knights was during the 12th and 13th century, but the knights festivals as sports events continued to the first third of the 16th century.