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While jousting in a tournament to celebrate his daughter's marriage in 1559, France's Henry II received a splinter in the eye, and died not long afterwards. According to Wikipedia, this marked the death of jousting in France but the practice continued in other countries.

What improvements to the safety of jousts were investigated and made in response to Henry's death? How widespread was their adoption?

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I don't think they began by establishing of committee of inquiry tasked with preparing a whitepaper. –  quant_dev May 4 '12 at 9:37
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Actually it seems like it might have. Apparently the committee came to the conclusion, "mang it's really not smart to have people charge at each other with sharpened poles, we should probably not do it or something". –  BrotherJack May 4 '12 at 19:13
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