(1326-1361), who was noted as a special lover of tournaments, spent in two years only £ 9 0, or an average of about £r5 per tournament; yet he was then laying money by at the rate of £45 0 a year, and, a few years later, at the rate of £1150, or nearly half his income !
Brilliant tournaments were held in 1249 and 1267, and others were prohibited in 1222 and 1244.
Francis showed an even greater love for violent exercises, such as hunting, which was his ruling passion, and tennis, and for tournaments, masquerades and amusements of all kinds.
He celebrated his triumph by a series of splendid tournaments, and completed his scheme for the establishment of the order of the Garter.
Albert, who was a man of great strength and considerable skill in feats of arms, delighted in tournaments and knightly exercises.