The Medieval Knight Essay by Ray

The Medieval Knight
This essay discusses the knight's code of behavior both on and off the jousting field.
# 4826 | 1,510 words | 1 source | MLA | 2001 | US
Published on May 27, 2002 in Anthropology (Cultural) , Anthropology (Europe) , History (European) , History (Religion) , Sport (General)

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This paper looks at the chivalric code that was required of a knight during medieval times. The author discusses who became knights, who they held allegiance to, how they behaved at tournaments, and their strong sense of loyalty. The paper also discusses how such knights were supposed to display great heroism, strength, bravery, and politeness towards women.

From the Paper:

"The knights in the aristocratic courts represented the chivalric virtues and vowed their allegiance and service as to be their primary and foremost responsibility. The knight was one of the three types of fighting men that used to fight in the battleground during the time of the middle ages. Becoming a knight was a part of a feudal agreement. These knights had a firm and strict belief in the code of chivalry. These knights took a pledge that they would always defend the weak and the powerless that are defenseless against any sort of tyranny and oppression. The other codes of conduct they pledged to obey were that they would always be extremely courteous to all women and all ladies."

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