Knight

Knight

Noble Warrior of England 1200–1600

General Military
  • Author: Christopher Gravett
  • Short code: GNM
  • Publication Date: 10 Feb 2010
  • ISBN: 9781849081382
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 288
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About this Product

The traditional 'knight in shining armour' has become a staple figure in popular culture and the images of bloody battlefields, bustling feasting halls and courtly tournaments have been shown time and again in film and fiction. But what was the knight truly like? From the post-Norman knights of King John's reign to the last knights who defended the Tudor court of Elizabeth I, the world of the English medieval knight, and their involvement in politics and warfare, was complex and ever-changing. In this richly illustrated book, Christopher Gravett, an authority on medieval military history, describes how the knight evolved over four centuries of English and European history, the battles they fought, their lives both in peacetime and on campaign, their weapons, armour and clothing, and the fascinating code and mythology of chivalry.

Biographical Note

Chris Gravett is a former Senior Curator at the Royal Armouries, Tower of London, and a recognised authority on the arms, armour and warfare of the medieval world. He has worked as an advisor for numerous TV and film productions, and has written many books for Osprey, including Warrior 1: Norman Knight 950--1204 AD. He currently works as a curator at Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire.

Contents

Introduction Chronology Part I - English Medieval Knight 1200-1300 Part II - English Medieval Knight 1300-1400 Part III - English Medieval Knight 1400-1500 Part IV - Tudor Knight The End of the Knight Glossary Bibliography Index

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