The Medieval Knight

The Medieval Knight cover

Description

The 'knight in shining armour' has become a staple figure in popular culture, and images of bloody battlefields, bustling feasting halls and courtly tournaments have been creatively interpreted many times in film and fiction. But what was the medieval knight truly like?

In this fascinating title, former Senior Curator at the Royal Armouries Christopher Gravett describes how knights evolved over three centuries of English and European history, the wars they fought, their lives both in peacetime and on campaign, the weapons they fought with, the armour and clothing they wore and their fascinating code and mythology of chivalry. The text is richly illustrated with images ranging from manuscript illustrations to modern artwork reconstructions and many photographs of historic artefacts and sites.

Table of Contents

Chronology
Introduction
Organization
Training
Armour And Weapons
The Chivalric Knight
The Knight on Campaign and in Battle
The End of the Knight
Bibliography

Product details

Published Nov 26 2020
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 208
ISBN 9781472843586
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations Colour and black and white photographs and artwork throughout.
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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