Ulrich von Liechtenstein: He will rock you!

Fans of the movie A Knight's Tale might be surprised to learn that Ulrich von Liechtenstein was a real person who, in fact, wrote an autobiography. Service of Ladies: an autobiography was first published in 2004 and is available from Boydell & Brewer Press.

Written in the the mid-thirteenth century, the book, translated by J. W. Thomas, "gives an account of the 'journey of Venus' which he undertook in 1226 in honour of his lady, in which he claimed to have broken 307 spears in jousts against all comers in the space of a month."