The Medieval Knight (Hardcover)
This attractively packaged gift book offers a comprehensive overview of the development of the fearsome medieval English knight from the 12th to the 15th century.
The “knight in shining armor” has become a staple figure in popular culture and the 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 Armories 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 armor 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 artifacts and sites.