Meet Team England: Andy Deane & Steve Hemphill

Our Easter Tournament sees jousters from across the globe compete for personal glory and international bragging rights. Meet Team England, represented this year by Andy Deane and Steve Hemphill. Andy "Old Iron-arm" Deane As a young man-at-arms, in 1985, Andy strode out in front of an audience for his first ‘Trial by Combat’. Nervous, and … Continue reading Meet Team England: Andy Deane & Steve Hemphill

Meet the Apprentice: Valentin-Timur Catuneanu

In the latest of a series of blog posts profiling the contestants in this year's The Knight's Apprentice Show, we introduce Valentin-Timur Catuneanu, who hopes to claim the honour of appearing in our prestigious Easter tournament. Who will you be cheering on? Valentin-Timur Catuneanu Height: 6’’2’ Weight: 89kg Armour: Milanese export Hailing from Braila, a … Continue reading Meet the Apprentice: Valentin-Timur Catuneanu

Meet the Jouster: Andy Deane ('Old Iron-arm')

Age: 51 Height: 180cm (5'9) Weight: 82kg Jousting since: 1993 Personal best/highlight: Leading the Royal Armouries team to victory a record breaking three times in a row for the coveted Sword of Honour in Leeds. Motto: Fortis Labore (Strong work) Strength: Experience. By day: Visitor Experience Team Coach, Royal Armouries By knight: (biography/career information) As a young man-at-arms, … Continue reading Meet the Jouster: Andy Deane ('Old Iron-arm')

Meet the Jouster: Jan Gradon

Age: 35 Height: 194cm (6'3) Weight: 100kg Jousting since: 2007 Team: Poland Personal best/highlight: Sword of Honour team championship at Royal Armouries’ Easter Tournament 2015, Team Championship at the 24th Tournament of King John III in Gniew Castle (2015, Poland), Tournament of the Phoenix 2011 (USA) Champion, the second individual position at Arundel International Tournament … Continue reading Meet the Jouster: Jan Gradon

Meet the Jouster: Jarosław 'Jarek' Struczyński

Age: 51 Height: 1.71m (5'6) Weight: 74 kg Jousting since: 2006 Team: Poland Personal best/highlight: Individual champion of the Royal Armouries Easter Tournament 2015, and therefore winner of the Queen's Jubilee Horn. Highest individual score on Le Tournoi du Lys d'Argent in Canada in 2012, Tournament in Trondheim, Norway and Tournament of the Phoenix, USA … Continue reading Meet the Jouster: Jarosław 'Jarek' Struczyński