Asked in Knights
What did knights wear and what type of equipment did he have?
knights wore either chain mail or armour, chain mail is a bunch of metal rings that are all attached. Armour is large plates of metal put on to the knight by rope. The equipment he had, most commonly, shields, swords, and daggers. ...
Asked in Name Origins, Middle Ages, Knights
Where did knights originate from?
Knights originally were mounted soldiers in service to a lord. They had superior equipment and armament, and were considered to be an elite fighting force. Knights were subservient to their lord, although some would eventually be elevated to a status of lesser nobility, allowing them to carry a family name, title and/or a piece of land. Knights also eventually formed orders, where they would communally swear felty to a lord, ideal or a religious aspect. Examples of these are the Knights Templar, Knights...
Who was the rulers of the knights?
That depends on what Knights you are talking about. Are you talking about the medieval Knights in each Kingdom, the Knights of Malta, the Knights Templar? You are going to have to be a little more specific to get a meaningful answer. ...
Asked in History, Politics & Society
Why were the Norman shields kite shaped?
Most of the Norman Army were Knights. They fought on horseback and a kite shaped shield gave them greater protection. Infantry used the same shields as it aided standardisation. Plus most Norman knights equipment was used on both horse back and on foot. ...