This entertaining and educational coloring book invites you to re-create the colorful pageantry, excitement, and spirited action of medieval jousts and tournaments. Artist John Green has captured many thrilling moments of these demanding and often dangerous contests in realistic, ready-to-color illustrations. Over 40 detailed drawings, with accompanying captions, depict everything from the preparation of tournament horses to the mêlée, a mock battle in which two teams of horsemen met on an open field. Also portrayed are a knight challenging an opponent, a dying knight receiving last rites from a priest, a lavish tournament banquet, ladies of the court choosing a knight-of-honor, Henry VIII meeting Francis I of France (1520) on the Field of the Cloth of Gold, and many more exciting moments. This treasury of well-researched drawings will appeal to coloring book fans of all ages as well as anyone interested in knights, weapons and armor, and other aspects of medieval life.