National Geographic : 1969 Oct
AGE OF Indeed, I never lost my enchantment with the Age of Chivalry. I have climbed castle ruins steeped in Arthurian legend at Tintagel, on the craggy coast of Cornwall; sought out Robin Hood's Sherwood Forest in Notting hamshire; trudged the Pyrenees where Char lemagne's vassal Roland fell in epic battle. I have explored castles on the Rhine, Cru sader citadels in the Holy Land, and walked the walls of the French fortress town of Carcassonne (pages 548-9). And now, from the ramparts of Richard's castle, I gazed down the corridor of history that flowed By Melville Bell Grosvenor, LL.D., Sc.D. Editor-in-Chief and Chairman of the Board National Geographic Society Bold warrior and valiant steed thunder down the lists in the Joust of the Saracen, a re-enactment of a medieval tournament staged twice a year in Arezzo, Italy. Courtly knights and their ladies, audacious kings, saintly monks, and sagacious mer chants fill The Age of Chivalry, the National Geographic Society's new book on an era called "dark" that lent light to the future. N .G..