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ROMANTIC REVIVAL OF THE TOURNEY IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

ROMANTIC REVIVAL OF THE TOURNEY IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

Gunpowder made heavy armour obsolete, and the greatest sport of all, the tournament, could not long survive the disappearance from practical warfare of those accoutrements and weapons whose use it was designed to improve. But in the summer of 1839, Archibald Montgomerie, thirteenth Earl of Eglinton, spent between thirty and forty thousand pounds in reviving, for a week, the pageantry of the past. Fifteen knights in full armour tilted, and the victor paid his devoir to the Queen of Beauty, Lady Seymour, afterwards Duchess of Somerset.

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