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Animals of the Festival

The significance of animals in the Middle Ages In comparison to our lives today, life in the dark and middle ages was not easy.  Peoples’ routines revolved around the seasons – which would signify whether or not they had food – but hand-in-hand for the people that lived during those centuries were the animals that […]

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Banquet Subtlety

  Not so Subtle is the banquet Subtlety In the Middle Ages, a medieval banquet was a feast of epic proportions. The tables were laden with sumptuous and multitudinous dishes, an expression of a nobles wealth on display for all his guests to see.  Every day foods like pies, fruit and stews were accompanied by […]

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To Joust another day…

To Joust Another Day… The trumpets blare and the crowds roar as mounted knights make their way into the arena.  Their armour glints as it is caught by the winter sun and their banners flap in the breeze announcing the colours and heraldry of each rider. Then, the pageantry and ceremony over,  the knights prepare […]

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Jouster Blog Series – Lady Eliza Jane

  Name:  Elizabeth Jennings riding as Lady Eliza-Jane   Heraldry:   Lady Eliza-Jane’s heraldry is made up of three red poppies to pay tribute to the past, present and future Veterans of War.  The red poppies are  positioned above the “black dog” in the centre of the shield which is representative of depression and/or PTSD. […]

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Jouster Blog Series – Katherine McWade

Name:  Lady Katherine McWade Motto:  ‘I can, I will, Watch Me!‘ Heraldry:  Lady Katherine’s  symbol of the Phoenix rising from the ashes shows her determination to succeed no matter what obstacles are  before her. She jousts in 14th century armour. Her motto is “I Can, I Will, Watch Me” Career highlights:  During a recent skill at arms […]

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Jouster Blog Series – Lady Elizabeth Brown

Jousters competing at the 2017 Abbey Medieval Festival  Welcome again to our Jouster blog series.  Every week,we feature the wonderful Jousters competing at this year’s festival.  This is a great opportunity for you to get to know our participants,  a little about their background, skill and abilities.  Keep posted!   Name:  Lady Elizabeth Brown   Heraldry: […]

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Jouster Blog Series – Ecuyer Le Marquis

Jousters competing at the 2017 Abbey Medieval Festival   Welcome once again to our Jouster Blog series.   Each week we feature a jouster, some you will be familiar with, some not so.   This week we are very proud to feature our international jouster.    This is a great opportunity for you to get […]

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Jouster Blog Series – Sir Luke Binks

    Name: Sir Luke Binks Born – 01/07/1981 Motto: Deeds not words – Factis non verbis Heraldry: Yellow and Black Did you know: Luke has been a Jouster since 2001.  He is a professional reproduction armourer and the owner of Red Hart Reproductions. Horse:  Luke will be riding Mayville Lodge Sincero, a twelve year old Andalusian […]

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Lady Amanda Challen

Jousters of the 2018 Abbey Medieval Festival Name : Lady Amanda Challen Motto: Magnum vel domum ite (Go big or go home) Heraldry: Per fess quartered dancettu azure and argent Did you know? This will be Amanda’s second year competing as Jouster at the Abbey Medieval Festival.  Amanda Challen is a Brisbane local, hailing from […]

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Jouster Blog Series – Justin Holland

Jousters competing at the 2017 Abbey Medieval Festival In this series of blogs, every week, we feature the wonderful jousters competing at this year’s festival.  This is a great opportunity for you to get to know our participants,  a little about their background, skill and abilities.  Keep posted!   Name:     Justin Holland   Motto:      Invictus in […]