LITTLE Ben Staples was given a taste of what it would be like to be a medieval knight at Blenheim Palace.

Eight-year-old Ben and brother Tom, three, enjoyed the jousting by the spectacular Knights of Royal England so much on Sunday, they returned again on Monday.

Mother Lindsey Staples, from Bicester, said: “The boys loved it.

“We found out about it when we were at Blenheim a few weeks ago, and they had a fantastic time.

“They loved it so much we went back on Monday.”

Ben said: “My favourite part was when they were fighting with swords.

“I got to hold a sword. It was very heavy. I would love to go back next year.”

The ‘knights’ entertained families who watched and cheered as they competed on horseback. Pictures: OX51883 Jon Lewis