Wednesday, 6 May 2009
tilt yard & bricks
A tiltyard (or tilt yard or tilt-yard) was an enclosed courtyard for jousting (also known as "tilting"). Tiltyards were a common feature of late medieval castles and palaces. The Horse Guards Parade in London was formerly the tiltyard constructed by Henry VIII as an entertainment venue adjacent to Whitehall Palace; it was the site of the Accession Day tilts in the reigns of Elizabeth I and James I.