KNIGHTS!
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Knighting Ceremony

Knight hood was conferred by dubbing also known as arming the future knight.
The remise des armes during an anointing was a sign of power to the night and his people, after the knight was anointed he recieved the Royal Sword. The Royal Sword symbolized, justice and also armed authority. During the ceramony he had to pledge to his unarmed subjects to protect them from harm.
The day before the dubbing ceremony the churches priest would pray over a knights armor and clothing.
Then he would get his armor and sword the next day because he is now a Knight.
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Knights Armor

A Knights horse is the most important piece of equipment.
Horses were also the most expensive part of a Knights battle kit.
No one can become a Knight with out at least one horse.
Most Knights had several horses bred for different uses.
The most expensive horse was the destrier/war horse.
War horses had to be able to:
A: Had to be strong enough to carry knight in full armor.
B: Had to weave and duck in and out of battle.
C: Had to be able to carry its own armor as well.
All the Knights also used somthing called chain mail, which was
interlocking pieces of chain that was used to be protected
by knifes, swords, or anything like that.
the Knight wore metal head-to-toe, because they thought
that was the best clotheing resistant to be getting hurt.
sometimes they wore clothing over top to symbolize which team they were on.


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This is one of the styels of armour that the Knights wore.

The Role Of A Knight

When a knight finally gets crowned, he can fight in all the battles and even fights for a womans heart.
the three types of knight are
A: The King was the royalty of the village and was protected no matter what.
B: The Noble who owns loads of land, and fought for his king.
C: The Average Knight fights for his king and all the pesents.
They fought about 40 days a year, but usualy dragged on.

Knight Training

When becoming a Knight, you have to spend strenous years of training with wooden swords, sheilds ect..
a squire is the ones that are trying to become a Knight.
There duties include:
A: Doing anything the would like you to do for them.
B: helping them prepare for a battle.
You still preform these tasks even though not all squires become Knights.

Chivalry

Chivalry was a code of conduct to which all knights adhered. A knight swore to defend the weak and to uphold virtues like compassion, loyalty, generosity and truthfulness. The code of chivalry prevented well-armed and well-trained knights from wreaking havoc on the village.


Tournaments

In peacetime, knights often demonstrated their martial skills in tournaments, which usually took place on the grounds of a castle Medieval tournaments were a major activity, much like large sporting events today such as soccer, football, or Hockey.


Orders of Knights

Some knights belonged to groups, or orders. Each order served a different purpose.


Knights Templar: This is an order of military monks that provided protection for pilgrims traveling in the Holy Land during the Crusades. The Templars amassed great wealth and power but were eventually accused of heresy and destroyed by the church.

Knights Hospitallers: Founded to care for sick pilgrims, this group thrived throughout the Holy Land and fought against the Muslims. The Knights eventually left the Holy Land for Malta, but the order exists today in the original purpose of caring for the sick.

Teutonic Knights: Like the Hospitallers, the Teutonic knights were a German order that cared for pilgrims in the Holy Land. From there, they moved to Prussia,Poland and Russia. Today, it's a charitable group that operates clinics.

Order of the Garter: Inspired by Arthurian legends, King Edward III of England established the Order of the Garter in 1346. The order is basically an elite group of knights that today consists of royalty and members appointed by the sovereign of Great Britain.­