The female of the species was as deadly as the male. Well, almost….

When we think of medieval women, in particular the ladies, we are inclined to label them a little as is the following two illustrations. Simpering, sighing and generally being soppy over their menfolk. As above. There they are at a tournament, looking star-struck, and only good for making cow-eyes at the men and presenting the… Continue reading The female of the species was as deadly as the male. Well, almost….

Imagine a May Day tournament, but how do you know who is a knight, and who a cross-dressing lady….?

(A Merry May Yesterday to you all! But before I begin, let me confess that I have gathered information for this article from the work of others, and the relevant webpages/sites are listed in the text and at the end.) Yes, one of the above illustrations is of Joan of Arc, perhaps the most famous… Continue reading Imagine a May Day tournament, but how do you know who is a knight, and who a cross-dressing lady….?