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1. A Knight's World * 2. Training * 3. Becoming a Knight * 4. Arms, Armour and Horses * 5. Orders of Knighthood * 6. Recruitment and Retinues * 7. Tournaments and Feats of Arms * 8. Campaigning 9. Crusade * 10. Mercenaries * 11. Ladies and Damsels * 12. Siege 13. Battle * 14. Ransoms and Booty * 15. Piety and Memory

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Brings the world of the medieval knight to life in a witty yet informative guide

About the Author

Michael Prestwich is Professor of History at the University of Durham. Among his many books are Plantagenet England, 1225-1360, Armies and Warfare in the Middle Ages and English Politics in the Thirteenth Century.


'Manages that difficult feat, presenting a considerable amount of learning in a light-hearted, eminently readable way ... The humour and serious scholarship are finely balanced.... ' - Ancestors
'Brilliantly, this book ... is not only interesting but accurate, incorporating apposite snippets of contemporary texts and hundreds of illustrations ... With any luck, this great little book [...] will inspire another generation to marvel at the great and terrible deeds of the knightly class' - Times Literary Supplement
'Contains a wealth of information ... Delightfully entertaining and packed solid with masses of fascinating facts. Investigate this manual: you may find yourself compelled to add it to stock' - School Librarian

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