The Glorious Age of Chivalry

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-12-16
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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This evocative book examines the historical brotherhood of knights, how they were governed by their feudal lord, and the ideal of the chivalric code. Knights drew inspiration from portrayals of knighthood in the literature of chivalry - in heroic chansons de geste, poems of courtly love and prose, and verse of romances that told of knights' great deeds in war and love. Together, the chivalric code and the art of the time embodied a vision of how knights should and could behave. From the knightly heroes of the Bible and the classical worlds to the golden age of medieval chivalry and the enduring tales of King Arthur, there is also a discussion of how the knights of history lived up to these ideals, and themselves became legendary figures.

Author Biography

Charles Phillips graduated from OxfordUniversity and gained

an MA from the University of Westminster, London. He has

a keen interest in British history and the rise of the knightly

orders, and has written a book on the European medieval

romances. His other publications from Southwater include The

World of the Medieval Knight; The Illustrated History of the First

Crusades; Medieval Castles, Stately & Historic Houses of Great

Britain; and The Castles & Palaces of the Tudors & Stuarts.

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