Feudalism mutual obligations and what society looked like
I work hard every day of my life and require so much more skill than other people in this kingdom. I serve my part and others do theirs so everyone has a place in our society.
I am a noble and have been training to be a knight since I was seven. I left to go to the castle of my father's lord, trained hard and learned how to keep good condition of my armor and weapons. Any time I was slightly lazy or off task I was angrily and harshly beaten.
Nobles knighthood, castles, noblewomen, chivalry
The serfs are so weak and lame. They have no power or education and have to work on their lord's manor all day long. As I knight I actually have a job that requires bravery and hard work.
Peasants and Manor life self sufficient world, peasant life
I should be viewed up to higher because I risk my life and serve with bravery rather than staying inside the kingdom to tell people what to do. I guess I have my duties and so do other people.
After training, I had to bow before an older knight and was struck with the flat part of his sword along with a declaration statement completing initiation.
Tournaments were fun to be invited to and participate in as I could showcase my skills and get more practice.
Us knights adopted chivalry in the later Middle Ages, a code of conduct requiring us to be brave, loyal, and true to our word. We had respect for each other and would not draw weapons until we were both ready. Warriors who may have captures us had to treat us well or rewlease us for ransom. Chivalry did not apply to the commoners, only us nobles. Women were protected and cherished, and later ideas of chivalry shaped western ideas of romantic love.