Chivalry: The Art of Being a Knight. What does ‘ Chivalry ’ mean?. Have you ever been told to behave like a ‘ lady ’ or a ‘ gentleman ’ ? This idea of good behavior has been passed down to us from the Middle Ages.
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Sir Geoffrey Luttrell sets out for a tournament. His wife and daughter-in-law wish him luck and hand him a helmet.
What evidence is there that Sir Geoffrey is dressed for show, rather than going to war?
As part of the new tournaments, a sport was developed called jousting.
In a joust, two knights rode straight at each other. Each held a lance that was about 3 meters long. The lance was used to try to knock the other knight off his horse.
churches in Britain today you can
see the tombs of these crusader
Here Christ leads a group of knights on a Crusade to capture the Holy Land.
This is the tomb of Gilbert Marshal, a knight who died in 1241 during the crusades. It is in the Temple Church in London.
But were knights always trying to fight for what they thought was right?
What do you think is happening here?