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12 January 1510 – Henry VIII’s First Joust as King

| January 12, 2013

12 January 1510 – Henry VIII’s First Joust as King

On this day in history, 12th January 1510, Henry VIII jousted for the first time as King. The joust was a private one, and took place at Richmond Park. Henry and his friend William Compton attended in disguise, and there was panic when Compton was seriously injured by Edward Neville. Nobody knew whether it was […]