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Knight : The Medieval Warrior's Unofficial Manual - Reprint by Michael Prestwich (Paperback)

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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.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 208
Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Michael Prestwich
Language: English
Street Date: September 11, 2018
TCIN: 53523361
UPC: 9780500293843
Item Number (DPCI): 248-76-9737
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