HISTORIC Eltham Palace has once again played host to the Grand Medieval Joust.
Knights representing the north, south, east and west displayed their skilfulness and equestrianism in a thrilling battle at the tilt yard on the meadow behind Eltham Palace last Saturday and Sunday.
As well as the display of the middle age's most extreme sport, thousands of visitors across the weekend enjoyed expert falconry, a fascinating re-enactment camp and the playful antics of jester, Peterkin.
The SE9 palace combines a beautiful medieval great hall with a stunning Art Deco mansion built by the Courtauld family in the 1930s.
Forthcoming events at Eltham Palace this summer include a series of Lazy Jazz Sundays and a number of activities aimed at younger visitors during the school holidays.
Photos from the Eltham Palace Medieval Joust