Knights: In History and Legend
Constance Brittain Bouchard
Firefly Books, 2009 - History - 304 pages
The most comprehensive book on knights and knighthood available.
The word "knight" conjures up images of gallant men in gleaming armor astride noble steeds, searching for foes to fight and fair maidens to rescue. In Knights the reality of knighthood is detailed, warts and all. This handsome reference tells the true story of these mounted warriors, who evolved from simple soldiers on horseback to defenders of the faith during the Crusades.
Written by a team of historians with specialized knowledge of the medieval period, this beautifully illustrated reference includes:
Hundreds of beautiful color photographs, artworks and maps add to this fascinating history of knights and knighthood.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rhbouchard - LibraryThing
Beautifully-done book that covers the breadth of knighthood. The text is accompanied by medieval art depicting knights and the various topics covered in the book. I would have liked to see more on the armor - pictures from many museums that display armor would have been terrific. Read full review
It was a really great. well organized, well written book with an abundance of information for the reader! It is a great book to peruse through at your leisure and an even greater book to read if one is writing a research paper on Knighthood in Feudal Europe.