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The Book of The Medieval Knight

3.57  ·  Rating Details  ·  35 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Fearless in battle, gracious in victory, knights lived their lives on a heroic scale, during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Vividly retold with superb color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations. "...fantastic...recommend this book most highly....Excellent...."--Midwest Wargamer's Assoc. .... "Superbly illustrated...outstanding....Glorious full-color p ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 30th 1995 by Cassell (first published June 30th 1985)
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First off, this book is of the medieval knight and therefore spends most of its time covering English and French History. So, I'm not sure where these comments come from wanting middle eastern knights. They weren't knights. They had different names.

The scope of this book covers the Hundred Years War to the aftermath of the Wars of the Roses . . . expect to cover mostly French and English History, as these were the two cultures who began the chivalric code and were the main players during that er
Jan 13, 2008 Brianna rated it it was ok
It's kind of a bad sign when a history text is illustrated with pictures of the author's son standing by war relics.

I also thought the author was on the Lancaster side of the War of the Roses (if an author's not going to be impartial, he should really be for York), though I did appreciate his portrayal of Richard III.

The one thing I did learn from this book was that England and Wales signed agreements amidst their fighting stating that, for instance, a city would surrender to England if the Wel
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Oct 13, 2012 Brian J. Svehaug rated it liked it
This book is not intended for those who wish to learn more of the medieval knight, rather for those whose interest lies in the medieval history of the English and French. Sheds little light onto the thoughts, feelings, and people of the time. More of a chronicle. This happened, then this. The end.
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Stephen Richard Turnbull is British a historian specializing in eastern military history, especially the samurai of Japan. His books are mainly on Japanese and Mongolian subjects. He attended Cambridge University where he gained his first degree. He currently holds an MA in Theology, MA in Military History and a PhD from the University of Leeds where he is currently a lecturer in Far Eastern Relig ...more
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