• Knights Of The Middle Ages
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    Knights of the Middle Ages Knights and foot soldiers had to be strong and good to handle the weapons and armor of the Middle Ages. Bows and arrows and long sticks with a blade on the end were the usual weapons of peasants (foot soldiers. ) Knights preferred lances and swords and morning stars. Riding at a full gallop on a hoarse in the battlefield, a knight tried to knock his opponent to the ground with a 10-foot metal-tipped pole (lance. ) On his feet a knight used his sword with a lot of stre...
  • Quest For The Holy Grail
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    Jim Dougherty Mrs. Shah English IV 541-08 10 October 2000 King Arthur's Quest for the Holy Grail The Quest for the Holy Grail was the greatest and noblest of all quests for King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table. The Holy Grail was believed to be the cup used by Jesus Christ at the Last Supper, and it was the cup that caught Christ's blood when he was thrust in the side with a spear at his crucifixion. Joseph of Arimathea, the wealthy man who allowed Christ to be placed in his tomb, is said to...
  • Knighthood Britain Knights Knight Scher
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    In Britain, what does it take to become knighted Who are some and why were they knighted British knighthood today is closely associated with honorable conduct toward one's own country. The tests and qualifications to become a knight have varied immensely throughout history. In the Middle Ages knights were a product of many years of training in the arts of literature, chivalry, strategy, sword fighting, and other aspects of high society (Scher 1). Nearly the only element of knighthood that has st...
  • The Canterbury Tales The Knights Tale
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    Abortion is a subject that is very controversial. It is legal to have an abortion, but in some peoples opinion it is an immoral act that should not be legal. In the Middle Ages the knights has a code of chivalry to live by, and it was a moral code. The knights really did not have a legal code because they were supposed to live up to the code of chivalry. Kings also had to follow these codes if they were to be considered a good King. In Chaucers The Canterbury Tales The Knights Tale represents wh...
  • Medieval Chivalry Knights Knight Time
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    Western Civilization Medieval Chivalry and Knighthood During medieval times knighthood was a class culture, cherished and jealousy guarded by the knightly caste. Knight had the honor of defending the king as well as their country. On the bloody fields of battle a code of chivalry evolved that tempered anger and fury with mercy. It created ways of turning the grim business of fighting into something tolerable, perhaps even acceptable. Chivalry was not only looked upon as a code for war; it was lo...
  • King Arthur And The Catholic Church
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    Daniel CappadoraMonsignor Farrell Ms. BrickeyThe Catholic Church has many influences on King Arthur and the rest of his Knights of the Round Table. The knights depended on the church for its teachings and the great power the church held in society. The Knights of the Round Table pledged great loyalty to the church. Also the knights held the teachings of the church in great reverence and were never disloyal to the church. There are many links between the Catholic Church and the way that Camelot (...
  • The Medieval Knight And Chivalry
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    The Medieval Knight and Chivalry The Medieval knight followed a strict and detailed Code of Chivalry, which dictated his lifestyles and actions throughout the medieval ages. A man went through a lot to become a knight. The training took years and it was very tedious at times. "The obligations of knighthood were so heavy that sometimes squires refused knighthood and remained squires all their lives" (Buehr 33). After all the years of training, one day made it all worthwhile. The knighting ceremon...
  • Knighthood Knightly Class
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    Knighthood Knighthood and chivalry. The terms are often confused, and often pointlessly distinguished. The term knighthood comes from the English word knight (from Old English, servant or boy) while chivalry comes from the French che valerie, from chevalier or knight. In modern English, chivalry means the ideals, virtues, or characteristics of knights. But in actuality, the phrases 'orders of chivalry' and 'orders of knighthood' are essentially synonymous. Succinctly, a knight was a professiona...
  • T True Knight Knights Family Age
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    The Definition of a Knight Knights were a type of soldier established in the middle ages, sworn to protect the nobility. They followed the rules of chivalry, rode the best horses, bared the finest arms and weaponry, and were highly respected. A strong need for protection of the nobility brought knighthood to be and chivalry to order. True knights are far and few now, by the end of the 16 th century knighthood was over. Real knights fought hand-to-hand, before guns and gun-powder, heavily armored...
  • Knights And Thier Role In Medieval Society
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    Knights And their role in medieval society. Knights were an integral part of medieval society. They originally began with primitive warriors such as the Mongols who fought on horseback for added speed and power, but quickly advanced to chivalrous gentleman such as the Normans. Much has been written about medieval knights with the most famous being a series of legends about King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Arthur and his knights were the ultimate example of what a perfect knight sh...
  • Knights And Chivalry Middle Ages
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    KNIGHTS AND CHIVALRY Knights were a large part of the Middle Ages. A lot people think that knights are soldiers who were covered in metal, and fought dragons and evil people. Although they were warriors, or soldiers, knights never fought dragons. Knights fought for their king or lord because land was promised to them. To become a knight you had to be born a noble boy and start training at age seven. The boys didn't go to school because he was sent to live with another noble family as a page. A ...
  • First Knight And The Ox Bow Incident
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    First Knight and The Ox-Bow Incident In the novel, 'The Ox-Bow Incident,' and the movie, 'First Knight,' the differences by far out weighed the similarities. Some of the more evident similarities Round Table had a set book of laws and rules that all knights must abide by, regardless of their feelings were, the characters seemed to both have leader which they followed, Tetley in 'the Ox-Bow', and King Arthur in 'FirstKnight'. Both groups seemed to follow what their so-called 'leaders's aid. Nobod...
  • Don Quixote And Le Morte D'arthur Comp Lit
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    In Malory s literature, men were knights, ladies were damsels, and magic was preponderant. By the time that Cervantes wrote Don Quixote, men got real jobs, the innocent damsel had become a myth, and magic was reduced to superstition. These works both examine the chivalric ideal: physical prowess, courtesy, truth in love and friendship, tenderness, humility, gentleness (The Legend of Arthur in British & American Literature, p. 65) and remark much on it. While they both find this ideal to be too m...
  • Chivalry Displayed In Le Morte D'arthur
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    In the Medieval Period, knights dedicated their lives to following the code of chivalry. In Sir Thomas Malory s Le Morte d Arthur, a number of characters performed chivalrous acts to achieve the status of an ideal knight. Their characteristics of respect for women and courtesy for all, helpfulness to the weak, honor, and skill in battle made the characters King Arthur, King Pellinore, and Sir Gryfflette examples of a what knights strove to be like in Medieval society. Because of the examples of ...
  • Tracing Chivalry Through Knighthood
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    Tracing Chivalry Through Knighthood Throughout my semester of studies on knighthood, I have noticed two major swings in its goal. At first the knight existed only as a vassal, a mounted warrior for fighting. Then as the first crusade came around in 1095 it turned the knights attentions to their new quest in Jerusalem. As many joined the ranks of such sects as the knights of the temple, their job became increasingly religious and their status became one of the church. The second transformation c...
  • Knights Templars Order Templar Philip
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    The Knights Templars was a religious military order whose secrets and wealth destroyed the organization. The order had several names, and the members had several titles. The Knights Templars started out as a small group of monks. Members had duties and certain lifestyles as Templars. The order rapidly spread across Europe. During the second crusade, the Templars fought for the Christian effort. After the second crusade the knights became very powerful and wealthy. The order was destroyed, yet i...
  • Knights Round Table
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    What is a knight What is the concept of knighthood all about Knighthood exists in two places simultaneously-in the world and in our imagination. We can speak of ideals versus realities, probably the central problem with knighthood and the chivalric ideals. Swords, horses, jousts, armor, castles, fair maidens, kings, queens these are the words that come to mind when people mention the word knight. The mental image of a knight embedded in everyones minds shows an armor-clad man on a horse. The nob...
  • Knighthood Rosenthal 348
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    The True Meaning of a Knight The Middle Ages were a time in which kings ruled over the people. The knights protected the people, as well as their king and his kingdom, from opposing forces. People think of the knights as honorable and courageous figures of their days. Becoming a knight was a life long commitment. Determination and hard work were key factors in the process. Years of training and other duties to the people prepared them for knighthood. Knights were an essential part of the mediev...
  • Ideals Of Chivalry Knights Battle French
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    Chivalry is Dead Chivalry was a peculiar aspect of the practice of war in medieval Europe. The code of chivalry requires of every knight that he be brave, honest, courteous, generous, gracious, and above all, completely loyal to his lord. Knights were seen as the core of an army, since they could break enemy lines and carry swift victories. However, increasingly more powerful archery and the use of pike men and stakes meant that the use of massive cavalry charges could not be relied upon and ...
  • The Knights Of Round Table
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    The Knights of the Round Table The Knights of the Round Table were noble in their actions. Sir Launcelot is a prime example of nobility of the Round Table. Throughout his life, Launcelot was unselfish, caring, and faithful to the knighthood. Launcelot was the greatest mounted warrior and was respected by all. The Knights of the Round Table were noble people. Sir Launcelot was a faithful knight. He was devoted to his work of adventure and helping the disturbed by his pledge to the knighthood. Ma...