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Knight - Noble Warrior of England 1200-1600 - 19781846

Knight - Noble Warrior of England 1200-1600


 

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The traditional 'knight in shining armour' has become a staple figure in popular culture and the images of bloody battlefields, bustling feasting halls and courtly tournaments have been creatively interpreted many times in film and fiction. But what was the knight truly like? The world of the English medieval knight was complex and ever-changing. From the household of King John to the defenders of Elizabeth I, there was a great alteration in the social standing of knights, their equipment and appearance, and their involvement in politics and warfare. An expert on medieval military history, Christopher Gravett describes how the knights evolved over four centuries of English and European history, the wars they fought, their lives both in peacetime and on campaign, the weapons they fought with, the armour and clothing they wore and their fascinating code and mythology of chivalry. The text is richly illustrated with images ranging from manuscript illustrations to modern artwork reconstructions, and many photographs of historic artefacts and sites. This book contains material previously published in Warrior 48: English Medieval Knight 12001300, Warrior 58: English Medieval Knight 13001400, Warrior 35: English Medieval Knight 14001500 and Warrior 104: Tudor Knight. It also includes a new introduction and new linking text.
 





Hardcover - 288 Pages


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