Knight : The Medieval Warrior's (unofficial) Manual Hardback
It is the year 1415, the epic battle of Agincourt has just been fought, and never has it been a more glorious time to be a knight.
But as any warrior will tell you, the path to chivalry is not an easy ride.
This entertaining manual the follow-up to the highly successful Legionary will tell you all you need to know about the ups and downs of knightly life in the Middle Ages, from how to look your best on the battlefield to the going rates for ransoming a duke, as well as the best places to go on crusade and how to deal with the amorous attentions of courtly ladies.
Expertly researched and written by a leading medieval historian, "Knight" is packed with fascinating detail, amusing anecdotes and quotes from those who were there at the time, truly bringing the medieval world to life.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 208 pages, 113 illustrations, 22 in colour
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Publication Date: 15/03/2010
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9780500251607
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Review by meggyweg
This book is just as good as its companion, <i>Legionary: The Roman Soldier's (Unofficial) Manual</i>. I learned a great deal about 14th-century warfare and life in general. All of it was interesting, and much of it was amusing. I had no idea, for example, that Ulrich Von Liechtenstein was a real knight (and he liked to disguise himself too, although he did not come from Gelderland), or that the Scots were once able to sneak into a besieged castle under cover of night by going on all fours and mooing like cattle. Any history buff will love this book.