Knight: The Medieval Warrior's (Unofficial) Manual (Paperback)

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Knight: The Medieval Warrior's (Unofficial) Manual (Paperback)

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An insider's guide: Become a Knight. Wield a sword. Join a crusade. Make your fortune.


The knight is the supreme warrior of the Middle Ages. Fully armored and mounted on a magnificent charger, he seems invincible. Honor and glory await him as, guided by the chivalric code, he fights with lance and sword.


This carefully researched yet entertaining book provides all the essential information you need to become a successful knight in the later Middle Ages, during the period of the Hundred Years’ War. Should you go on a Crusade? Which order of chivalry might you consider joining? What is required when you go through the ceremony of knighthood?


Here are the answers to these and many more questions plus practical advice on topics such as equipment, fighting methods, and the conventions of warfare. But the knightly life is not all battles and sieges: there are also tournaments and jousts to enjoy and the world of courtly love.


Based on contemporary lives and descriptions, this book—written by a leading medieval historian—paints a vivid picture of what it was like to be a medieval knight.



Michael Prestwich is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Durham. He has written many books including Medieval People.
Product Details ISBN: 9780500293843
ISBN-10: 0500293848
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: September 11th, 2018
Pages: 208
Language: English