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The Medieval Knight

by Christopher Gravett

The Medieval Knight Synopsis

The 'knight in shining armour' has become a staple figure in popular culture, and images of bloody battlefields, bustling feasting halls and courtly tournaments have been creatively interpreted many times in film and fiction. But what was the medieval knight truly like? In this fascinating title, former Senior Curator at the Royal Armouries Christopher Gravett describes how knights evolved over three centuries of English and European history, the wars they fought, their lives both in peacetime and on campaign, the weapons they fought with, the armour and clothing they wore and their fascinating code and mythology of chivalry. The text is richly illustrated with images ranging from manuscript illustrations to modern artwork reconstructions and many photographs of historic artefacts and sites.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781472843562
Publication date: 26th November 2020
Author: Christopher Gravett
Publisher: Osprey Publishing an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 192 pages
Categories: Gift books, Military history,

About Christopher Gravett

Christopher Gravett is a former Senior Curator at the Royal Armouries, Tower of London, and a recognised authority on the arms, armour and warfare of the medieval world. He has worked as an advisor for numerous TV and film productions, and has written several books, including DK Eyewitness Knight and Castle and more than 20 titles for Osprey.

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