The Daily Life of Knights In The Middle Ages

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The Daily Life of Knights In The Middle Ages

The Daily Lives Of Knights in the Middle Ages

At the age of 7, a boy would be sent to a wealthy lord's home to start training as a page. Before then, they learned proper manners and the rules of etiquette.

Ladies taught pages to sing, dance, and play the harp. A page would become a squire and a squire would become a knight. Squires learned to be warriors and spent most of their time with their lord. Squires and pages also learned to be brave and withstand extremes in cold and heat, tiredness and hunger. Training took many years and knighthood training was very dangerous as injury was common.

Education

Power

Knights were normally of noble birth and had similar lifestyle and privileges of a noble. They were not made knights just because they were the son of a noble, they had to work to become a knight.

Law

Being a knight was not only a job, it was a way of life. Knights followed the chivarly, the code of expected behavior from knights. Some of the rules of the chivarly were to protect churches, respect all weaknesses, love the country they were born in, never lie, be generous and respect women. Being gallant was more important than military honor.

Military

Knights used weapons such as swords, lances, and maces. They fought on horseback which inspired the greek legend of centaurs. After guns were invented, knights slowly dissapeared, as they were inaffective.

Health

Due to a lack of basic medical knowledge and sanitation in the middle ages, knights with injuries or illnesses were treated in unsanitary environments, making the condition worse.

A knight doesn't live with his parents after the age of seven.If a knight had a sister, she was normally used to gain land and power through marriage.A knight's shield sometimes had the family crest on it.

Family

A knight's under clothes consisted of a linen under-shirt and under-pants. The purpose of the underclothes was to keep the armor from chafting the skin. They wore woolen stockings to cover their legs.

Clothing

Homes

The role of the knight was important to the success of feudalism because they provided protection. For example, In exchange for land from a lord, a knight would protect that lord. (http://tinyurl.com/k2ekz2m) Another example is that knights swore to love and protect they country they were born in through the chivalry. (http://tinyurl.com/2j8h4m) This shows that knights protected lords and their country. Clearly, knights were important to the success of feudalism.

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