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24 January 1536 – A Jousting Accident at Greenwich

| January 24, 2015

24 January 1536 – A Jousting Accident at Greenwich

On 24th January 1536, King Henry VIII suffered a serious accident while jousting at Greenwich Palace. Sources differ as to exactly how serious the King’s injuries were, but Henry VIII was forced to give up the sport he loved. You can read all about his accident in my article A Serious Jousting Accident for Henry […]

12 January 1510 – Panic at the Joust

| January 12, 2015

12 January 1510 – Panic at the Joust

On 12th January 1510, at a private joust at Richmond Park, Henry VIII jousted for the first time as king. He and his good friend William Compton attended the joust in disguise so that nobody knew the king was taking part. However, this led to panic when one of the disguised men was injured and […]