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Knight (Eyewitness Books)

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Detailed photographs trace the origins, heyday, and eventual decline of knighthood, chivalry, and the feudal system. Discover how armor was made, how men became knights, and what life in a medieval castle was like.
Hardcover, 63 pages
Published May 11th 1993 by Knopf Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 1960)
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Penny Johnson
Reading this book is like taking a walk through the medieval section of a museum. With photographs, live models, and period artwork, the reader easily gets a thorough education regarding the time period. This book can be enjoyed on two levels. The photos are large and colorful; the reader can simply browse through the book and learn a great deal. The generous text makes the book into an encyclopedia. The reader can spend time reading everything from front to back, or he can find a specific topic ...more
Nicola Mansfield
Reason for Reading: Ds loves the Eyewitness Books and I bought this one for him as a reward for something he accomplished. We took a break from our regular history read aloud and I read a two-page spread from this to him every "school" day.

Ds loved the book! What is there *not* to love about an Eyewitness Book?! The pictures and photography are excellent; these just make for wonderful coffee table books for any ages. Ds likes swords (he has a life-size toy collection) and weaponry (before guns)
Megan Guertler
i thought this book was interesting to look at but would never be my first choice to read. i thought it was extremely informational and great for learning. i would defiantly want to have this book in class, there is so many different activities that can go along with this book!
Eyewitness Books always offer such wonderful photos and tidbits of information and this one was no different. Although I found the CD-rom of clipart pointless.
It was OK. Just some quick highlights on knighthood. Since I am a big fan of the Song of Ice and Fire series, I thought I would brush up on knighthood terminology.
pictures and drawings paired with facts and information about knights, kings, and knightly codes
this book was absolutely great for reference but not so good for enjoyment or a non-fiction story.
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Chris Gravett is a former Senior Curator at the Royal Armouries, Tower of London, and a recognized 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 many books. He currently works as a curator at Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire.
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