William Marshal Tournament

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A type of armored combat tournament meant to simulate 12th century conditions. Usually a number of combatants take the field and do combat with all comers as individuals, leaving the field to report the name of the victor to the Minister of the lists when defeated and then reentering the field. Marshals stand interspersed through the field watching the combat. Named for the great 12th-13th century Marshal (and later Regent) of England famous for his tournament prowess and honorable manner and deeds.

See also: Wikipedia entry on William Marshal

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