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  • Trained Knights
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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...
  • Knights
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    When Chivalry first began, many citizens felt this was mostly for the courtship of women. However, this also included such things as proper etiquette at the dinner table, generosity toward females, and the aspect of religion to the church. Becoming a knight was not an easy task at all. The whole process was more of an apprenticeship program like in today's society. First, at about the age of seven, you were to go to the house of a noble and be their squire. Throughout this period, the young man ...
  • Battles Against Other Christian Knights
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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...
  • Book Don Quixote By Miguel De Cervantes
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    Cervantes' greatest work, Don Quixote, is an amazing parody with a realistic idea. Don Quixote is a country gentleman, an enthusiastic visionary crazed by his reading of romances of chivalry, who rides forth to defend the oppressed and to right wrongs. The theme of the book, in brief, concerns Hidalgo Alonso Quijano, who, because of his reading in books about chivalry, comes to believe that everything they say is true and decides to become a knight-errant himself. He assumes the name of Don Quix...
  • Descriptions Of The Knight And The Squire
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    Knight -vs- Squire: The Comparison of Time Periods in The Canterbury Tales One of the most important pieces of English literature is Geoffrey Chaucers, The Canterbury Tales. This piece is highly regarded, because it gives insight into the simplicity of life in England, through its extensive cast of characters. One of the most important parts of this piece is the General Prologue. The General Prologue is very important to the piece, because Chaucer uses it to contrast characters with similar back...
  • Knight And The Squire
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    In the medieval period that is described by Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, chivalry was perhaps the most recognized quality of a true gentleman. This quality is explored in Chaucer's two characters of the warrior class, the Knight and the Squire. The squire is the son of the Knight; both ride gallantly and have the air of true gentleman warriors. However, the two are very dissimilar despite their appearances. The Knight possesses the true qualities of chivalry, devotion to service, constancy in hum...
  • Christian Knight
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    Chivalry Chivalry, the order of knighthood, and especially, the code of knightly behavior, comes from many origins. In Middle English, the word 'meant 'mounted horseman'. In Old french, the word ' meant knightliness or 'chevalier' meaning knight. (Micro ft, Encarta) Almost all origins of the word meant horseman. Warfare was not an option in the medieval period and the knight was the most crucial part. The knight's ability, and the military strength of the lord or king were for their survival. A ...
  • Sword And Other Arms Of The Knight
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    During the middle ages, in order to become a knight one had to go through many years of training. A knight-to-be spent at least fourteen years of his life learning the proper conduct and etiquette of knighthood. Once the years of training were completed, often an elaborate ceremony took place when the gentleman was knighted. Once knighted, the man had to live by the code of chivalry. This code had the basic guidelines of a knight's behavior. This code was so respected that abiding by it brought ...
  • Knight
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    Knighthood began in the 9th century. As a request of the fall of Charlemagne's Empire in Western Europe a new way of life began. Little kingdoms replaced the old Empire that were held together by kings or lords. Because of continuous attacks by invading Moors and Vikings, the greatest need in these new settlements was for protection and security. Therefore, a new form of civil government arose. Which was called feudalism based on mutual agreement between the kings and lords, and their knights or...
  • Everyday Clothing And Armor Of A Knight
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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 medieva...
  • Knight Needs Layers Upon Layers Of Armor
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    Being a knight isn't quite as easy as they make it look. It takes many hours of grueling practice. If your are not born to a knight or a noble then you aren't going to be able to be a knight. Also if you are left handed you cannot be a knight because people believe you are a descendent of the devil. Now I will go into details about some things you will need to know if you are going to be a knight, or if you would like your child to be a knight. You will begin training just as a toddler. Your nan...
  • Knight's Horse During Battle
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    In the Middle Ages, being a knight was the most honorable position a man could hold. They were heavily regarded as the most honest, courageous, and brave individuals that one could be. But, one could not just decide to be a knight, and easily become one. There was a very long process involved in becoming a knight, one that took up about fifteen years of a future-knight's life. If one was born of the right blood, often the son of a current knight, they would become a page at a very young age, bef...

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