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Alix van Zijl

Andy Deane

Stacy Evans

Steve Morris

Alix van Zijl

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Nationality
Dutch

Day job
Alix is a vet and lives in the Netherlands.

Biography
She has been riding since childhood and jousting since 2010. She is a member of Stichting HEI, the premier Dutch display team for medieval mounted soldiery. Alix has jousted with and against the best in the Netherlands.

Experience
Alix has competed in several tournées in and took part in this year’s Grand Tournament of Skt Wendle.

Heraldry
Top half white with 3 trees, bottom half red with 6 golden flowers.


Type of armour worn
Milanese 1470 export armour

Andy Deane

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Age
48 years young!

Nationality
English

Day job
Jouster, swordsman and historical actor at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds

Biography
Andy Deane is Royal Armouries through and through. He performed for Her Majesty the Queen at the royal opening of the museum in March 1996 and has continued jousting and fighting in armour ever since. The museum has sent him to perform and train others in medieval combat all over the world, including America, Canada, Japan and Europe. Andy once said 'I'll retire from all this silly stuff when I'm 40 and get a proper job!' That was 8 years ago!

Experience
Andy first jousted at Temple Newsam, Leeds in 1993

Tournament victories
Andy has won tournaments at Berkley Castle, Arundel Castle, Harewood House, Bodiam Castle. He is three times winner of the 'Sword of Honour' (Royal Armouries Team Captain) and is the current holder of Her Majesty’s Golden Jubilee Trophy.

Style of jousting
Full-on

Heraldry
Red shield with sword and 2 lion heads

Motto
'Fortis Labore' = 'Strong effort'

Type of armour worn
A late 15th-century ‘Gothic’ armour (Germanic style) with English influences.

Stacy Evans

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Age
37

Nationality
English

Day job
Major Project Group – Account Manager Tyco/ADT & Producer of the International Tournament of Arundel Castle

Biography
Stacy considers the joust as one of the first extreme sports and is proud to bring this ancient sport back to life. He has been jousting for over 10 years.

Experience
Stacy has been jousting for over 10 years in tournaments all over the world and is a member of Destrier, one of Europe's leading 15th-century cavalry groups

Tournament victories
He has won the Queen's Jubilee Trophy, The Sword of Honour (Team captain of Destrier) & the Tournois du Lys d'argent in Quebec. Most recently he won the inaugural Royal Armouries Summer Jousting Championship 2013.

Style of jousting
Fierce and experienced competitor, he is determined to win

Heraldry
Black background with 3 white chevrons

Motto
'Mors aut Gloria' = 'Death or Glory'

Type of armour worn
Italian Export for Burgundy 1475

Steve Morris

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Nationality
English

Biography
Steve has been riding and jousting for more than 20 years. In that time he has played many roles in re-enactments and television documentaries including Henry VII (Tudor) for Time Team and on Bosworth Field, Richard III and Henry V.

Tournament victories
Steve recently won the Berkeley Castle tournament.

Heraldry
A red dragon on a green background. The dragon is taken from ‘Prince Arthur’s Book’, created by Henry VII for his eldest son, and is generally thought to be the oldest heraldic form of a dragon in existence.

Motto
nosce inimicum tuum (Know thine enemy)

Type of armour worn
Steve’s armour is based on the brass of Edmund Tudor, father of Henry VII. The armour is an English armour from 1480–90.