In a classic one-day match, the highlight of the annual jousting event in the city of AngoulÃme, France, was when the Duc dâ€™Anjou expertly picked up the red silk scarf. The impact was hard to exaggerate; the spectator crowd collectively held its breath to observe the consequences. Unique conditions prevailed and all worked in the Ducâ€™s favor. A bright sun, the home frontâ€™s decisive victory. A bottle of excellent aged claret next to the Princessâ€™ father, the King. The Duc and his Princess became famous in posterity as a romantic pair of courtly lovers. His sword and her silk scarf are displayed in a dedicated room of the National Treasury.