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Training for War

 

 

 

Lists (Lices)

 

Lists (Lices) at Carcassonne

 

 

Lists (Lices) at Carcassonne

 

 

The Lists (lices) is the area between the inner and outer walls of a castle por town with two sets of defensive walls.

Jousts were often conducted in the lists - hense the expression "to join the lists" - meaning to sign up for a fight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lists (Lices) at Carcassonne
 
Jousting in the Lists (Lices) at Carcassonne
 
Jousting in the Lists (Lices) at Carcassonne
 
 
 

Butts

 

An archery butts is an archery practice field, with mounds of earth used for the targets. The name originally referred to the targets themselves, but over time came to mean the platforms that held the targets as well.

 

In medieval times, it was compulsory for all yeomen in England to learn archery.

For example, ‘The Butts’, in Alton, Hampshire, was an area for training archers in the Middle Ages.

 
 
 
 
 
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