Tudor Knight

Tudor Knight

Warrior 104
  • Author: Christopher Gravett
  • Illustrator: Graham Turner
  • Short code: WAR 104
  • Publication Date: 10 May 2006
  • ISBN: 9781841769707
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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About this Product

The Tudor knight was the first line of defence employed by monarchs from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I, the last of a long tradition of knighthood dating back to the 11th century. Knighthood during the Tudor era saw reforms in recruitment, appearance, and most radically in training and equipment. This book details those changes, profiling the knight's appearance and dress, life on campaign, and experience of battle in France, Scotland and Ireland. It also explores the concept of chivalry, as sensationally enacted by Henry VIII and Francis I of France at the celebrated Field of Cloth of Gold near Calais, in 1520.

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, UK.Graham Turner is a leading historical artist, specialising in the medieval period. He has illustrated numerous titles for Osprey, covering a wide variety of subjects from the dress of the 10th-century armies of the Caliphates, through the action of bloody medieval battles, to the daily life of the British Redcoat of the late 18th century. The son of the illustrator Michael Turner, Graham lives and works in Buckinghamshire, UK.

Contents

Introduction: background to the court of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I Chronology Recruitment: how gentlemen became knights Training Appearance Equipment Conditions of Service On Campaign Belief and Belonging Experience of Battle Aftermath Museums and Re-enactment

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