Albert, who was a man of great strength and considerable skill in feats of arms, delighted in tournaments and knightly exercises.
Tournaments in particular are fertile occasions of all the deadly sins; and mystery plays, except those of the birth and resurrection of Christ performed in the churches, also lead men into transgression.
(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.
In the middle ages there was a constant succession of pageants, processions and tournaments.