Tomorrow is your Knighting Ceremony, young squire. Go get ready for it.
Oh yay! May I go now?
The Night Before the Ceremony
The Morning Before the Ceremony
What are you looking at!?
Now Bob is 21, and he is ready for the Knighting Ceremony. His squire training is complete, and he has deserved honor.
The Knighting Ceremony
I hereby declare you a knight of the country.
Squires often prayed the night before the ceremony, just like Bob.
I am the winner!
Bob! Bob! Bob! Bob!
The next morning, Bob bathes and puts on a white tunic to show his purity.
Am I doing good, master?
At the Knighting Ceremony, squires knelt before a knight, lord, or the king. Bob knelt before the king, and said his vows. Then the king drew his sword and gently touched him on each shoulder with the flat side of the blade.
Bob then learned about chivalry, participated in jousts, and fearlessly fought battles. He became one of the most honored knights in the country.
Okay, you win!
Now that Bob is a knight, he has a squire of his own. Some squires get knighted on the spot, like Bob's squire.
Yes, young squire. I shall knighten you if we win this battle.