Who were the knights, and what were their lives really like? This volume follows the day-to-day life of a knight, exploring everything from the ways in which he was groomed for the profession to the methods by which he was ordained to his training in preparation for the military service he undertook for his liege-lord.
Table of Contents
The mounted warrior; from blood to laughter; the knight's equipment; love and war; castles and siegecraft; the fall of Jerusalem; warriors of Christ; mercenaries; conclusion - from lance to firearm.
ALAN BAKER is the author of four previous books, including The Gladiator: The Secret History of Rome's Warrior Slaves. He is currently working on his next book, The Viking, coming soon from Wiley.