Women To Joust Against Men For First Time In UK History

Nicky Willis and Alix van Zijl become the first female knights to take part in the English Heritage Jousting Competitions.

From the article:

English Heritage had the best response when they were asked why it took them so long to include women: “In everything we do we strive to be historically accurate and of course women wouldn’t have participated in jousts in the past. However, the jousts were for the best of the best, and now the best includes women.”

Note that coed jousting has apparently been around in other places for a while, but this is new to the UK.