Knights ~a man who served his sovereign or lord as a mounted soldier in armor.
Knights began training for knighthood at age 7 and ended at age 21
7 years old
21 years old
Knights follow the rule of chivalry is required knights to be brave, loyal, and true to their word. In warfare, they had to fight fairly and be generous to their enemies.
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After finishing training a knight would Kneel before an older knight, he bowed his head. The knight struck the young man with his hand or the flat side of his sword and declared something like the following: "In the name of God, Saint Michael, and Saint George, I dub thee knight. Be valiant." After this "dubbing," the young knight took his place beside other warriors.
As the fierce fighting of the early Middle Ages lessened in the 1100s, tournaments, or mock battles, came into fashion. A powerful lord would invite knights from the surrounding area to a tournament to enter these contests of fighting skill.
skill. At first, tournaments were as dan- gerous as real battles, and captured knights were held for ransom. In time, they acquired more ceremony and ritual.