The Life and Times of the Medieval Knight : A magnificent account of medieval knights, their origins as mounted warriors, their status, military exploits, and fiercely fought tournaments. Covers every aspect of the role of the knight in medieval Europe, including his position in the feudal hierarchy and the privileges, rewards and responsibilities this entailed. Explores the professional progress of a knight, from his days as a page and squire in a noble household, to his training in the martial arts intended to prepare him for the fields of battle and tourney. Special sections discuss the lives of the celebrated knights of the day, including Charlemagne, Richard the Lionheart, Edward the Black Prince, Sir William Marshall and Sir James Douglas. Lavishly illustrated with over 220 images that bring the colorful, turbulent and violent world of the medieval knight to life.
|History & Geography||Medieval|