So, I’ve been nerding out on medieval history of England recently and I just read about William the Marshal. Apparently he was the best knight in the history of England and maybe the world. There is a lot of information of him out there if you “duck duck go” him, but the stat I find most fascinating about him is that he bested over 500 opponents in tournaments such as jousting and melees during his lifetime. And, according to Thomas B. Costain's book, "The Magnificent Century", William the Marshal had no losses in those tournaments. Amazing! William the Marshal was very revered as a warfighter and as a counselor to various monarchs during his lifetime. Quite an amazing man. He died on this day 802 years ago in Berkshire, near Reading, England. I was stationed near there during my days in the Air Force. Had I not been busy drinking pints in the pubs, I might've been fascinated by this in those days. Then again, maybe not... ;-)
I tried to find a picture that is kind of related to that time and the best I can come up with is this shot of some turrets from Casa Loma in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Looks medieval, right?
I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by!