Ancient History Encyclopedia
Medieval Knight
Feb 9, 2019 · 15 min
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Medieval Knight, written by Mark Cartwright and narrated by Richard de Man: https://member.ancient.eu/Medieval_Knight/

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Knights were the most-feared and best-protected warriors on the medieval battlefield, while off it, they were amongst the most fashionably dressed and best-mannered members of society. To reach this elevated status, however, became more and more challenging as the Middle Ages wore on. Requirements included an aristocratic birth, training from childhood, money for weapons, horses and squires, and a knowledge of the rules of chivalry. Good looks, fine clothes, a striking coat of arms, and an ability to recite poetry and songs were optional but highly desirable extras if one wanted to rise to the very top of this elite level of medieval society.

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