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The knight was one of three types of fighting men during the middle ages: Knights, Foot Soldiers, and Archers. The medieval knight was the equivalent of the modern tank. He wa…s covered in multiple layers of armor, and could plow through foot soldiers standing in his way. No single foot soldier or archer could stand up to any one knight. Knights were also generally the wealthiest of the three types of soldiers. This was for a good reason. It was terribly expensive to be a knight. The war horse alone could cost the equivalent of a small airplane. Armor, shields, and weapons were also very expensive. Becoming a knight was part of the feudal agreement. In return for military service, the knight received a fief. In the late middle ages, many prospective knights began to pay "shield money" to their lord so that they wouldn't have to serve in the king's army. The money was then used to create a professional army that was paid and supported by the king. These knights often fought more for pillaging than for army wages. When they captured a city, they were allowed to ransack it, stealing goods and valuables. Knights believed in the code of chivalry. They promised to defend the weak, be courteous to all women, be loyal to their king, and serve God at all times. Knights were expected to be humble before others, especially their superiors. They were also expected to not "talk too much". In other words, they shouldn't boast. The code of chivalry demanded that a knight give mercy to a vanquished enemy. However, the very fact that knights were trained as men of war belied this code. Even though they came from rich families, many knights were not their families' firstborn. They did not receive an inheritance. Thus they were little more than mercenaries. They plundered villages or cities that they captured, often defiling and destroying churches and other property. Also the code of chivalry did not extend to the peasants. The "weak" was widely interpreted as "noble women and children". They were often brutal to common folk. They could sometimes even rape young peasant women without fear of reprisal, all because they were part of the upper class. Life of a Knight Training for knighthood during medieval times usually began at an early age. Often the prospective knight was sent to live with a relative or lord who had the resources to train the young boy in use of weapons and, most importantly, the skills to handle a horse in combat. A knight-in-training would often serve as a squire (assistant) for an established knight, attending his needs, helping him don his armor, and making ready his horse and weapons. Once his training was completed and he reached "fighting age" (usually around 16-20 years old), he would ceremoniously become a full-fledged knight. The ceremony became more elaborate as the Middle Ages progressed, until only the richest nobles or a king could afford to "knight" someone. The new knight now served his liege lord (which may or may not be the king himself), bound to offer military service up to 40 days a year in peace time, more, as needed, in war time. Military duties included castle guard, serving in the lord's "bodyguard", and participating in battle. Apart from military duties the knight could also participate in administering justice (as part of assizes--a medieval form of our modern juries), manage his estates (which was his prime source of income), and continue to hone his combat skills in tournament. Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England The tournament in the early Middle Ages (ca. 800-1200 C.E.) was often a meleé, resembling actual combat in groups that could result in injuries or even death. Men were taken hostage and held for ransom, horses and armor confiscated by the captors. As kings and churchmen grew concerned over this senseless loss of life and resources new regulations and safety measures were put into effect. The meleé was replaced by individual combat events (among them the joust), and new innovations in armor specifically designed for the tournament made it somewhat safer.
A knight was the lowest rank of nobility in medieval europe. Knights were usually bound by a chivalric code in which they were asked to "Protect the weak, defenseless, helples…s, and fight for the general welfare of all". In warfare, a knight would be heavily armoured and mounted on horseback, serving as a highly effective and deadly form of heavy cavalry.
knights are warriors in armor who fight on horseback for the lord/king for a trade and he would have to be loyal to the king and in return would receive a house or money only… one for them and if a he worked for a long time then both
The way a person becomes knighted is by honor and choice of the Queen. She then goes through ceremonial knighting by having the person kneel and tapping them on the should…er with a sword before giving them an insignia.
There were different ways to become a knight. In some cases, a person of high enough standing could join an order of knights much the same way people today might join frater…nal organizations. One order I know of that did not require special military training was the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Another was to join an order that required training, such as the Knights Templar, go through that training, take the appropriate vows, and become a knight. A person could become a knight without being in an order by undergoing training with a knight as an apprentice, first as a page, then as a squire, and being knighted by a king. This might have been the most common way a person became a knight. It seems to be the one way most remembered today. Anyone could be knighted by a king, or in some places by certain other members of the nobility, at any time for any reason. This was something that happened to reward valor, but also could reward other things. There is a story about a certain cook being knighted Sir Loin, because he cooked a loin of beef particularly well, hence the name of the cut of meat.
They were people that helped out the royal and fought against people and were paid to fight. Knights are people in very heavy metal usually in movies with princess and drago…ns.
Knights started out as a page at the age of 7, his parents would send him off to a castle of another lord. He waited on hosts and learned court manners. He played chess to lea…rn war strategies and also practiced sword fighting. The knight would then become a suire around the age of 14. He acted as a servant to a knight. The suire took care of the knight armor, weapons , and warhorse. The suire also escorted the knight to battle.
A knight was a noble boy who went into knight training at 7 or 8 years old and became a page. At 13-14 years old he became a squire and finally at 21 he became a full knight. … ------------- A squire became a knight when he proved worthy of that title in battle at the eyes of his master/knight.
Only if that Knight had a strong position in society (ie he was a Baron, Earl, Duke, Prince, King, Pope, Doge, President), He is a Sovreign of a Order or has permmision of the… Sovreign to knight a Squire. or If the clergyman presiding over the knighthood is a Bishop.
A knight is a lifelong title, pretty much like "general" or "captain". It was/is a military type title, and those who were knighted were considered to be important to the defe…nse of the country. Today those who are knighted are made knights because of their outstanding service to their country.
The knight is the lowest title of dignity.It is not hereditary.Knights are of the following orders;Garter,Thistle,St Patrick,Bath,St Michael and St George,Star of India,Indian… Empire,Royal Victorian,British Empire, and last Knights Bachelor. They protected their lord in return of land. a person who lives by the code of chivalry back in medieval times. usually wore full metal plate armour. now a knight would be someone who has been knighted
They were land owners in the middle ages. Many peasants worked the knights' lands. They followed a code of Chivalry, but many strayed from the code, and were malicious. During… times of war, they would fight, mainly on horseback. They were at the bottom of the Nobility rank list:(from wikipedia) Emperor & Empress King & Queen Archduke & Archduchess Grand Duke & Grand Duchess Prince & Princess Infante & Infanta Duke & Duchess Marquess & Marchioness Marquis & Marquise Margrave & Margravine Count/Earl & Countess Viscount & Viscountess Baron & Baroness Baronet & Baronetess Nobile, Edler von, panek Ritter, Erfridder Hereditary Knight Black Knight, White Knight, Green Knight Knight & Dame Hope this helps a bit.
In tennis, a serve is when the player with the ball hits the ball into the opposite square from which they are standing in on the other side of the court. Example: Standing on… the right side, you hit the ball in the square on the left side. In volleyball, a serve is when the ball goes over the net.
Indeed they could, it was the accepted honorable way of making war, especially when the captured knight was a man of high standing. A knight who took a hostage could claim an… extortionate amount of money to return the hostage knight, or if the family couldn't pay enlist the hostage knight to fight in his company. There was a case in the hundred years war where the son of the constable of France was fighting for the English to pay off his father's ransom, after it was payed they changed sides.