Who are these “historians” that keep calling the DUEL at London Bridge a ‘JOUST’?
The accounts and records show that it was as the result of slanderous remarks by Richard II’s Champion, Lord Wells and a reply by Sir David Lindsay of Glenesk, that resulted in a challenge to a Duel to the DEATH. Certainly not a contest for sport!! Even the King himself, when Lindsay stood over the defeated Wells, said “Cousin, do as you Will.” Indicating that he had no objection to the terms of the contract. It was only Lindsay’s choice of mercy that saved Wells, and made Lindsay a hero, even in the eyes of the English. They wined and dined him for several months before he returned home, to even more acclaim.