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Aim: What was the role of the knights during the Middle Ages? . May 27, 2014. I. The World of Knights . Knights : Lower nobles who served as warriors for lords during the Middle Ages. B . At age 7, a boy who was to become a knight was sent to the castle of his father’s lord.

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i the world of knights
I. The World of Knights
  • Knights: Lower nobles who served

as warriors for lords during

the Middle Ages.

B. At age 7, a boy who was to

become a knight was sent to

the castle of his father’s lord.

There he learned how to ride,

fight, hunt and keep weapons in good condition.

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C. With his training finished at the age

of 21, theyoung man became a knight.

He would kneel before an older knight

and receive a dubbing.

“In the name of God, Saint Michael and Saint

George, I dub thee knight. Be valiant.”

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D. Feudal wars occupied most of the time of knights. As these wars started to decrease by the 1100s, knights began to compete against each other in tournaments (special contests on strength and skill). The joust (contest on horseback between two knights) was very popular.
ii the values of knights
II. The Values of Knights

A. Chivalry: Code of conduct thatknights had to follow.

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Knights must be brave, loyal to their lords, honest
  • They must fight for the church and to protect the defenseless
  • They must fight fairly
  • They must treat captured knights well
  • They should protect and respect women.
discussion question
Discussion Question

Is chivalry something that we still value as a society today? Do you think students at Roslyn Middle School have chivalry?