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Where were the medieval sports at?
the only sports i know what knights played were jousting and sword fighting
Medieval sports consisted of jousting, sword fighting, etc. Modern day sports is more team oriented such as, football, basketball, etc. ----- Sports of the Middle Ages in…cluded all sorts of things we would recognize today, including various forms of billiards, bowling, golf, football, and a number of others. The biggest difference was that the rules were not written down, and sometimes were virtually nonexistent. One of the forms of football, for example, was sometimes played with no limit to the number of players on either side. It was called mob football, and was often played in the middle of a town, with no apologies to passers by, who might get drafted into the home team, if they were local. Jousting was done in the Middle Ages, and was more important than the exhibitions we see occasionally today. But that sort of thing was only played by knights, and common people were left out. It was something for the historians to talk about, but quite probably most competitions involved the common folk.
Aside from running races and such similar sports that have been popular all over the world in all times. Children of England played lawn games, such as varieties of bowling an…d lawn billiards; and battledore and shuttlecock, which is rather like badminton without a net and with a point of keeping the shuttlecock in the air as long as possible. Medieval football came in a variety of forms, and rounders could have been played as early as the Middle Ages. No doubt there were others. There is a link to a related question below.
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Feasts - A large, elaborately prepared meal, usually for many persons and often accompanied by court entertainment. Often celebrated religious festivals. . Banquets - A cer…emonial dinner honoring a particular guest. . Jousts / Tournaments - A series of tilting matches between knights. . Mystery Plays - Re-enacting stories from the Bible. . Festivals - Celebrating the lives of Saints. . Fairs - The Annual Summer Fair was often a bawdy affair. . Games and Sports - Sports and games which included archery, bowling, dice, hammer-throwing, quarter-staff contests, quoits, skittles and wrestling. . Animal Sports - Including Bear and Bull baiting. Dog and Cock fighting. . Hunting - Sport followed by the nobility often using dogs. . Hawking - Sport followed by the nobility with hawks.
1st Answer: Sports as we know it wasn't done in the middle ages. There weren't "teams" and a national fever about sports. The sports were hawking, hunting, wrestling, weapons… practive, foot races, dice games, horse races, checkers, chess, blind man's bluff, and chess were played by the noblity. 2nd Answer: I think anyone could play sports in the Middle Ages, just as they can today. There was really very little in the way of restrictions except for sports like jousting, which were only open to knights. But there were a lot of sports available, and many of them were really open to anyone. Please see the related question below for information on medieval sports.
Answer School were not yet created only private tutors for the wealthy. Answer One of the really cool things about the Middle Ages is that they were not the way most peopl…e think they were. Do a little research and discover a different world! There were schools in the Middle Ages. The Byzantine Empire had primary schools at the village level, for both boys and girls, from 425 AD until 1453. The Visigoths opened schools in the 6th century, and so did Anglo Saxons. Even the Vikings ran schools, and believe it or not, a couple of the schools they ran are still operating today. I have seen records of schools, but not of sports in schools. Nevertheless, since medieval people did play sports, it is hard to imagine that people in schools did not. The popular sports of the time included all sorts of races, medieval football, lawn billiards, battledore and shuttlecock (a game reminiscent of badminton), bowling, and others. Please see the link to the related question below.
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Sports would have developed rather than be invented by a group of people sitting down and working out the rules. In the Medieval period both football and golf were known, foo…tball from references to the boys of London in the late C12 going to the fields outside the town walls to kick a sheep's bladder around, golf from the detail from a stained glass window of a little later. Other sports would have included tilting, sword play, riding, archery, generally passtimes that the men of the time needed as soldiers and would practice. Tournaments were sports with great followings, (A Knight's Tale may not be 100% accurate but the sense is right) and was practice for war. It was not the fancy jousting that is often shown, Ivanhoe got that so wrong, as that came a lot later in the C14, but what became the melee - all the competitors fighting at once, often in teams as real war would have been fought (William Marshal was manager of the 'team' whose captain was Geoffrey of Brittany, son of Henry II and elder brother of King John of England. Geoffrey died in a tournament). They could easily last all day and tactics were important to ensure you did not tire and become an easy target for someone who had sat out the early stages to be fresh at the end. They were fought over large areas of land, five of these were authorised by Richard I and none could happen outside these areas. Henry II had banned them in England completely. They were more common on the continent, France was a good place to make a living from tournaments, as William Marshal did. He was a younger son and stood to inherit nothing and needed to support himself. He was a very good combatant with a reputedly thick skull able to take bows that would have felled lesser men. He was once discovered having his helm beaten back into shape on an anvil so he could actually take it off after it was beaten out of shape in a tournament. A bow was the only weapon allowed a peasant and in the C13 all boys over 12 were required to own a bow and two arrows and practice every Sunday. It is the reason the bowmen of England were so effective at the Battles of Agincourt and Crecy. It took a lot longer to master than the hated crossbow but was more accurate as it could be aimed and had a longer range. Hunting counted as sport, but again one that was necessary in order to eat. Hunting with dogs or birds were popular with the nobility. Hunting with bows was more utilitarian.
Because it showed which knight or knight's are the strongest out ofall that competed in the tournament
Sports began in Ancient Greece and continued through the ages. A great deal of sports was to practice warfare methods and to train.
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When we think about merchants we always imagine rich people. And rich people love playing big-hitter games like cards or chess. A long time ago, all these games were hand-pain…ted and hand-crafted, making it even more expensive. Medieval merchants might also enjoy playing instruments like the flute or fide. They might also enjoy betting on horse races or other sports.
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Amusement, entertainment, and many times for the player(s) to have fun doing it. Much like today, just different sports and things.