DK Eyewitness Books: Knight: Explore the Lives of Medieval Mounted Warriors—from the Battlefield to the Banquet Table

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Penguin, Jun 25, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 72 pages

Be an eyewitness to the adventurous - and dangerous -life of a knight with DK Eyewitness Books: Knight.

Did you know caltrops - nasty spiked objects - were scattered over the ground before battle to injure animals or men who trod on them? Take a look at a knight's life, from young squires learning the trade to weaponry, armour and battle with Eyewitness: Knight.

 

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Contents

6 The first knights
6
8 The Normans
8
10 Making a knight
10
12 Iron iron everywhere
12
14 Fashion in steel
14
16 Armor the inside story
16
18 Arms and the man
18
20 On horseback
20
42 The tournament
42
44 The joust
44
46 Foot combat
46
48 Heraldry
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50 Hunting and hawking
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52 Faith and pilgrimage
52
54 The crusades
54
56 Knights of Christ
56

22 The castle
22
24 The castle at war
24
26 Siege warfare
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28 Arming for the fight
28
30 The enemy
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32 Into battle
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34 The castle at peace
34
36 The lord of the manor
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38 The lady of the manor
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40 The ideal of chivalry
40
58 Knights of the Rising Sun
58
60 The professionals
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62 The decline of chivalry
62
64 Did you know?
64
66 Timeline
66
68 Find out more
68
70 Glossary
70
72 Index
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