12 January 1510 – Henry VIII Jousts for the First Time as King and Panic Ensues

| January 12, 2014

12 January 1510 – Henry VIII Jousts for the First Time as King and Panic Ensues

According to chronicler Edward Hall, it was on 12th January 1510 that Henry VIII jousted for the first time as King. The joust took place at Richmond Park and was a private event. The King and his friend, William Compton, both attended the joust in disguise and this led to confusion and panic in the […]