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Knight: Noble Warrior of England 1200–1600

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The traditional "knight in shining armor" has become a staple figure in popular culture and the images of bloody battlefields, bustling feasting halls and courtly tournaments have been creatively interpreted many times in film and fiction.

But what was the knight truly like? The world of the English Medieval Knight was complex, and ever-changing. From the household of King
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Hardcover, 288 pages
Published March 18th 2008 by Osprey Publishing
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Mikko
May 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Great pictures, and a nice account on the chronological progress of the knightly class and equipment in England. Excellent pictures. Not very good for casual readers, since the writer tends to go into detail, but perfect for someone looking for a mix both slightly popular (because of the nice pictures) and historically accurate. The pictures are magnificent!
Kimberly
Nov 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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a very good referance material when inquiring on the different types and forms of knights within england. It goes into detail year through year on the differences if armour and weaponary, as well as their given lifestyles. 5 stars
Katie D'Angelo
May 31, 2011 rated it it was ok
A high level factual account of knights through the centuries and their evolution in armour, fighting styles, living conditions, etc. Not a quick read and no 'story', just the facts.
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Mar 25, 2010 rated it liked it
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A little repetitive when read start to finish. If you are looking for detailed information on armor, this is your book. Numerous photos, reproductions, etc.
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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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