Diamond Jousts

British - A series of tournaments organised by King Arthur. It was said that Arthur, as a young man in Lyonesse, had found the dead bodies of two kings who had killed each other and took the bejewelled crown that was lying beside them. The jewels from this crown were used as prizes for the champions of his tournaments. Lancelot won all the diamonds and gave them to Guinevere who, jealous at that time of Elaine, threw them into the river. Also known as Diamond Jousts.

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