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The King’s Horses Medieval Equestrian Society Inc. are a living history group based in the Victorian city of Ballarat. The group were formed in 2007 to focus on the equestrian aspects of the medieval period, especially the 13th century. The…

This large stained glass window featuring three figures from the Old Testament is on the northern wall of St David’s Anglican Cathedral, Hobart. It was created by the firm Burlison and Grylls and installed in the Cathedral in 1872. Each of the…

This photograph of a sign was taken at the rear of the Cascade Brewery. The sign features a warrior on horseback killing a dragon with a lance. The similarity of the sign to the original St George logo used by the Launceston brewery Boag’s,…

This brief article by Selina Bryan appears in the online version of ABC News and follows a more expansive television segment on ABC News (Tasmania) broadcast on September 15. The 1.5 minute news broadcast is available on the website. Both stories…

The hero of this poem, as the name Sir Anopheles hints, is a mosquito. The author here humorously stages an encounter between man and mosquito as a drawn-out battle between a recumbent Ogre and an intrepid and undaunted medieval knight. It is clear…

The variety of Buffalo Lawn known as Sir Walter was developed in 1996. The logo for the associated company features a medieval knight wearing a helmet and armour riding a horse. The knight carries a lance and a shield, and the appearance of the horse…

An image of a Kryal Castle knight preparing for a Jousting display at Kryal Castle in Ballarat, Victoria. Jousting was a popular medieval and Renaissance sport from the thirteenth century, and is often associated with the chivalric ideal.

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The Hungry Jacks television advertisement for their Chicken Minis burger opens with a jousting tournament on the ‘Isle of Shetland’, Scotland. A knight in full armour and helmet with visor rides a Shetland pony and carries a lance. The…