S: Knighthood Overview
BC: The writer of this Mixbook is John Waring. He is in 7th grade at Eyer Middle School. For hobbies he plays basketball, soccer, and lacrosse. He was recently on the Eyer basketball team during the winter time. He played in tournaments, but didn't win costly armor only a trophy. | Author's Page
FC: Weapons and Armor | A Knighthood Overview | By: John Waring
1: By:John Waring | 2011 | Eyer Middle School | A Knighthood Overview
2: Tournaments | Tournaments were mock battles between individuals or groups of men. | Individuals fights | Groups fights
3: Tournaments | If a man would win at a tournament he would win valuable prizes. A loss would result in giving up costly armor and horses.
4: Tournaments | During the Middle Ages a lot of people were poor. Entering tournaments could be a source of income. Those who won the tournaments would get big prizes. | Reasons for entering
5: Tournaments | Another reason why men wanted to win is because if they won it would impress the women. Also having a man in armor meant that he had money because being a knight was very costly.
6: Weapons | The knights favorite combat weapon was the tilt. The knights secret weapon was having a peasant with a bow and arrow.
7: Armor | The types of armor the knights used were an Italian Barbute , German Halberd, and a German fluted armor. They used armor so that a weapon could not penetrate through to their bodies. | Italian Barbute
8: I am a knight from 1780 and I would take place in the tournaments as a one man army (individuals) I have never lost a battle I am the champion three years straight. The armor I use is not flashy it is very plain it is bullet proof so it can't be penetrated. A downside to it is very heavy. | -Lobe
9: Works Cited Gravett, Christopher. Knight. Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. Print. Steele, Philip. Castles. New York: Kingfisher, 1995. Print. Windrow, Martin. The Medieval Knights. Franklin Watts, 1995. Print.