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The Life of a Knight

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BC: Written by: Harrison Lienweaver and Harrison Sando | "A true knight is fuller of bravery in the midst, than in the beginning of danger." -Sir Philip Sydney

FC: The Life of a Knight | Written By: Harrison Sando, and Harrison Lienweaver | Period 3

1: This book is dedicated to the knights of the medieval time period who fought valiantly in many battles.

2: A successful squire is knighted at 21. | A knighting ceremony.

3: Knight's Arms and Armor | The knight's body armor consisted of chainmail or many small chain links, in the 1100s. Knights, around the 1400s in medieval Europe, also wore full suits of plate armor which weighed 44-55 pounds. | A diagram of the knight's armor

4: A boy who is going to become a knight is sent away at age seven to a nobleman's house or castle to be a page. | A page | Steps To Knighthood

5: A page serves his lord, | Learns manners, | And learns how to ride a horse.

6: When a page is 14 he gets apprenticed to a knight as a squire. | A Squire

7: A squire learns how to look after the knight's armor and horses, | Learns how to shoot a bow, | Learns how to carve meat, | And learns how to handle weapons.

8: He sometimes goes into battle with the knight and helps him if he's wounded or unsaddled. | A battle with knights and squires.

9: Knighthood started at 800 AD, 300 years after the fall of western Rome and ended around 1600 AD 100 years after the end of the Middle Ages. | Diagram of a knight's armor | Map of medieval Europe | Knighthood Overview (Dates)

10: Some of the knight's weapons included: | Daggers: Short pointed knives Flail: A jointed weapon consisting of a spiked or knobbed steel head jointed by a chain to a short wooden handle. Maces: Developed from a steel ball on a wooden handle to a spiked ball on a steel handle Lances: a long, strong spear, designed for use on horseback Swords: A long sharpened double edged blade that was attached to a handle by a crosspiece

11: Knights could still run, lie down, and mount a horse when wearing the heavy armor. The armor was flat so it deflected hits. It was often made to imitate civilian fashions by either painting the armor black or heating it to make it blue. They also burned designs into it and used gold plating. | A diagram of a knight's armor

13: Chivalry | Chivalry is the "code of conduct" for knights. | It's ideas consisted of: Bravery Courtesy Honor And Politeness Toward Women | Chivalry symbol. | Chivalry symbol

14: A map of medieval Europe. | Diagram of knight's armor. | Chivalry spread all over Europe spanning from Rome to England. | Chivalry symbol

15: Primary Source | There we were Fighting in the bloodshed Bodies cover the ground, screaming for help But we did not help them for you see, Those people were the opposing force Finally, after days, We the knights Came out victorious, triumph We were the victors.

16: Bibliography | Gravett, Christopher. Knight. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. Print. Walker, Jane. 100 Things You Should Know about Knights and Castles. New York: Mikes Kelly, 2004. Print. "Knights Weapons." Middle Ages. Web. 13 Apr. 2011. .

17: The authors, Harrison Sando and Harrison Lienweaver, both like sports and reading, and used to play soccer together when they were little. They eventually met up at Eyer Middle School in the 6th grade and in 7th grade wrote this book together. | About the Authors | Harrison Sando | Harrison Lienweaver

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