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What would happen in medieval times if a lord accidentally killed another lord of equal ranking in a jousting match?

Or what would happen if a lord of lower ranking killed another lord of higher ranking?

Would there be punishment for this, and if so what would they be?

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    As a lord he is not a subject of the law. He is however a subject of society. His own peers will judge him. I wouldn't expect anything to happen. They accepted jousting to begin with.

  • 7 months ago

    Nothing risk of the game.

  • 7 months ago

    Maybe not accidental.

  • 7 months ago

    Nothing at all my friend.

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  • 7 months ago

    if the lord killed another lord of equal ranking ,the lord should kill himself by jumping off the building

  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    Hazard of the sport.

  • John
    Lv 4
    7 months ago

    Nothing.

  • Huh?
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    If it was a fair fight and fairly clearly an accident (for example a lance tip through an eyeslit), it's unlikely anything would happen. Everyone knew the joust or the grand melée could be dangerous; that was part of the attraction for the medieval warrior class. Injury or death was a risk they knowingly took. If, however, the Lord was killed with clear malice aforethought, for instance if several knights were seen to deliberately target him during the melée, the perps could potentially be challenged by one of their victim's comrades or superior to trial by combat, either to first blood or to the death. In medieval Europe, at least, they would not be being brought to trial in front of a judge.

  • 7 months ago

    It was just one of those things. Jousting was dangerous, everybody knew that. A Scottish knight called Gabriel Montgomery accidentally killed King Henry II of France in a joust, and although it made him kind of unwelcome at court nobody dreamed of calling it a crime and punishing him.

  • Ludwig
    Lv 6
    7 months ago

    People got killed all the time in jousting matches. it was kind of a contact sport. That was one of the reasons it fell out of favour. Kings found the contests were extremely expensive to hold, and resulted in putting a lot of useful people out of action.

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