By my troth! This is a plot! by patjila

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Quasimodo with malice aforethought during the joust. Helping the evil Black Knight to win.

The pauper was hired as a jester to assist in the tournament and joust. Reward: being rediculed mocked and a meal.

The tournaments where the jousts were held were large sometimes huge spectator events that saw people from all walks of life come to enjoy the event and cheer on their favorite knight.

“Why Were Some People Paupers?
Most paupers fell into one or another of three groups.
The physically incompetent: the mentally retarded, blind and deaf, halt and aged, the deformed, maimed or mutilated, “lepers,” epileptics, emotionally disturbed, and others.

The socially marginalized: widows and orphans without protection, any criminals who had been “marked,” captured soldiers who had been maimed, old women, the “immoral,” and others cast out of their own societies."


Shot taken during the Royal Quest 2011 in Kampen Netherlands.
Featuring: Ridders te paard from Breda.


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  • liesbeth
    liesbethalmost 3 years ago

    Great capture Annet..must have been an amazing event..;) x

  • yayyy Liesbeth enjoyed it to the fullest it was an amazing event and have seen lots and have met lots and lots nice peeps Thank you so very much! x

    – patjila

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...almost 3 years ago

    w0w! excellent image & info sweetheART ;~} happy hippy hugglez

  • A huge thank you Val happy happy with your compliment!

    – patjila

  • Hans Bax
    Hans Baxalmost 3 years ago

    Prachtige foto, Annet! En geweldige titel!
    Het evenement was vast en zeker ‘puur genieten’….
    Interessante link trouwens!
    Groeten en fijne dag!
    Hans xxx

  • Dankjewel Hans het was geweldig en echt de moeite waard om eens te gaan kijken en totaal weggevoerd te worden in de Middeleeuwen.
    Ben zo blij dat ik er bij kon zijn en jullie een stukje kan laten zien.
    Een heel fijn weekend! xxx

    – patjila

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsalmost 3 years ago

    Sooooooooooooooooooooooooo Dramatic , Fabulous capture of a Magic expressive moment , Awesome Photography Anette

  • Wow Paul thanks a million! I’m deligthed that the capture was exact on the right moment! The actor was fenomenal playing his role and the audience was responding furiously :) FANTASTIC! xx

    – patjila

  • John44
    John44almost 3 years ago

    So.. Quasimodo has left the Notre Dame?
    A cute fellow.. well taken Patje
    What you told me by phone I find it back in here
    Great atmosphere !!

  • Hi John indeed he was found homeless as the story went and rekruted right away, awsome character play thank you so much. Happy to share it xx

    – patjila

  • snapitnc
    snapitncalmost 3 years ago

    brilliant capture annet,cheers mike

  • Hi Mike a big thank you he was brilliant and that helps to capture brilliancy as well! Happy I caught the moment and thanks lots again!

    – patjila

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownalmost 3 years ago

    The plot thickens! Neat capture; just watch your back my lady :o) xx

  • Will take care for the curvature of the upper spine :) Will never turn my back to him ha ha :) thanks Robbs so appriciated xx

    – patjila

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownalmost 3 years ago

    I hope you don’t take the HUMP :o) xx

  • Ehh I wielded a sword too heavy for me…I guess that was taking the hump, hmpff :))

    – patjila

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepalmost 3 years ago

    Very excellent candid capture!

  • Thank you lots Gena!!!

    – patjila

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...almost 3 years ago

    Absolutely fascinating write up Annet and a super capture of Quasi – he really looked the part – xx

  • A superb actor! Grown ups and children reacted like grazy when he approached (me included ha ha!) Thanks so much Mattie happy to share it here xx

    – patjila

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