The Medieval Knight at War
Barnes & Noble Books, 1997 - 160 pages
Superbly illustrated history of medieval warfare including the origins of knighthood, the rise of the knight, Charlemagne's knights, castles, chivalry, the crusades, brotherhoods of knights, tournaments and jousts, legendary leaders, celebrated wars, and the end of knighthood.
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The Origins of Knighthood
The Rise of the Knight
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