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Knights were men of the sword. Their iron blades were heated, cooled and hammered many times before they became steel. Their blades were often damacened, that is inlaid with gold and silver designs. The knight held the sword by the hilt which was protected by two guards called quillions. The pommel, a large knob at … Read moreWeapons of the Middle Ages
By the 13th century, a knight’s armour had changed in many ways. Most knights had mail mittens at the end of the sleeves of their hauberk. Theses were split along the palms so that the hands could be freed without taking off the rest of the armour. Helmets called flat-topped helms became fashionable and a … Read moreFrom Mail to Plate Armour
The invention of the stirrup enabled horse-soldiers or knights to wear heavy armour and, at the same time, to control their horses in battle. By the 11th century, knights were almost completely covered in mail armour. Mail was made of small interlocking steel rings so that each ring had four others linked through it. Together … Read moreA Knight and his Armour
This is a topic that I’ve skimmed over before but will go into more detail now. Although knighting had been a simple affair during the early Middle Ages, the ceremony gradually became more and more complicated. By the end of the Middle Ages, it was performed in the grounds before some great castle amid great … Read moreThe Knighting Ceremony
At about the age of 14 if the page had made satisfactory progress he became a squire and, if he belonged to, or served in, a wealthy family, he put on silver spurs as a sign of his new status. As a squire, he had the right to carry a shield emblazoned with armorial bearings … Read moreThe Squire – a Knight in Training