The Medieval Knight

November 28, 2020
The Medieval Knight

This attractively packaged gift book offers acomprehensive overview of the development of the fearsome medievalEnglish knight from the 12th to the 15th century.The "knight in shining armor" has become a staple figure inpopular culture and the images of bloody battlefields, bustlingfeasting halls, and courtly tournaments have been creativelyinterpreted many times in film and fiction. But what was themedieval knight truly like?In this fascinating title, former Senior Curator at the RoyalArmories Christopher Gravett describes how knights evolved overthree centuries of English and European history, the wars theyfought, their lives both in peacetime and on campaign, the weaponsthey fought with, the armor and clothing they wore, and theirfascinating code and mythology of chivalry. The text is richlyillustrated with images ranging from manuscript illustrations tomodern artwork reconstructions and many photographs of historicartifacts and sites.