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Medieval Knight - 
      Dr Phyllis G Jestice

Medieval Knight

The Noble Warriors of the Golden Age of Chivalry

An expertly written illustrated account of the elite medieval warriors who have long captured our popular imagination Les mer
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An expertly written illustrated account of the elite medieval warriors who have long captured our popular imagination
Chapter 1: Origins of the Knight
King’s bodyguard • Huscarls • Elite mounted warriors • Myth and legend: Arthur and the Round Table

Chapter 2: Chivalric Code
Knightly ethic (versed in music, poetry, law) • Courtly love • Knight in medieval literature (The Song of Roland, Parzifal)

Chapter 3: Training and Fighting Techniques
Becoming a Page • The Squire • Jousting and the Tourney • Mounted combat • Fighting on foot

Chapter 4: Armour and Weapons
The development of weapons and armour • Armour: chainmail, plate armour, types of helmet • Weapons: the lance, spear, long sword, axe, mace, spiked ball

Chapter 5: The Charge
Through the charge, heavily-armoured knights and men-at-arms could be an incredibly high-impact weapon on the battlefield. However, it could also go disastrously wrong. Examples successful charges: Hastings (1066), Arsuf
(1191), Muret (1213), Tannenberg (1410); examples of unsuccessful charges: Hattin (1187), Leignitz (1241), Nicopolis (1396), Agincourt (1415).

Chapter 6: Knightly Orders
Knights Templars • Knights Hospitallers • Knights of St John • Teutonic knights • Order of Santiago

Chapter 7: Epilogue: The End of the Knight
Introduction of missile weapons (longbow, gunpowder weapons) • Pole arms • New dominance of infantry warfare • Changing ethics in warfare

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Bibliography

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Phyllis G. Jestice is Professor of Medieval European History and former Chair of the Department of History at the College of Charleston, South Carolina, where she regularly teaches about vikings, crusaders, and the 100 Years War. A devoted teacher, Jestice enjoys writing for both academic and popular audiences. Her most recent monograph is Imperial Ladies of the Ottonian Dynasty: Women and Rule in Tenth-century Germany</> (Palgrave Macmillan 2018).