The origins of the medieval tournament are unknown, but it probably started as a practice for the cavalry. In the late Roman period [400s], there was a large number of cavalry that needed training, but if it became a festival at that time we do not know. The Franks were brilliant at cavalry and certainly had horse-related games, but if those games were related to military training is again not known. The first person to make rules for a tournament was Geoffroi de Preulli who weirdly died in a tournament in 1066. When do you think tournaments started?
You are asking: when do you think tournaments started? Isn’t competition as old as mankind? So tournaments as well?
what I’m trying to say is that I’m talking specifically about military knight tournaments and its origins, but competition is as old as man
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