The World of the Medieval Knight
A Vivid Exploration of the Origins, Rise and Fall of the Noble Order of Knighthood, Illustrated With Over 220 Fine-art Paintings and PhotographsBook - 2010
This book travels back in time to the intriguing middle ages, one of the most violent and turbulent periods in European history, to explore the world of a medieval knight. Delving into the origins of knighthood, the book reveals the long and arduous training and education that noble-born sons undertook. It describes the demands of chivalry and the strength of character needed to protect the vulnerable, alongside the obligations and rewards expected and received. The world of the castle is examined, showing the knight at home, his duties to administer the King's law and maintain peace, and how he spent his leisure time pursuing the noble arts of courtly love, hawking, jousting, hunting and music. This book enlivens the world of the chivalric knight, portraying these legendary heroes in vivid detail.
Publisher: London : Hermes House, c2010.
Characteristics: 128 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,31 cm.
Alternative Title: Medieval knight