Chivalry, the order of knighthood

Chivalry, the order of knighthood, and especially, the code of knightly behavior, comes from many origins. In Middle English, the word “chevalrie” meant “mounted horseman”. In Old french, the word “chevalrie” meant knightliness or “chevalier” meaning knight. (Microft, Encarta) Almost all origins of the word meant horseman. Warfare was not an option in the medieval … Read more

William Marshall: The Epitome Of Chivalry

William Marshall is considered by many to be the epitome of knighthood and chivalry, as well as being an outstanding ambassador, during the turbulent twelfth and thirteenth centuries of England. From a virtually obscure beginning, William evolves into one of the most dominant stately figures of the time in England. During his brilliant military and … Read more

Ivanhoe: Book Report

Ivanhoe is set in approximately twelfth century England during the time of feudal Europe, the crusades, Richard the Lion Hearted, and Robin Hood. Chivalry is still a major force in England, as is Christianity. The story refers more exactly to a period towards the end of the reign of Richard I, when his return from … Read more