Famous Knights In English History

According to historical records, knights were brave and chivalrous men who bought and won battles, and created a niche for themselves. In simple terms, they were soldiers who rode on horseback. Medieval historical events talk about the camaraderie and courage some of the most famous knights. The training of these men was believed to start…

According to historical records, knights were brave and chivalrous men who bought and won battles, and created a niche for themselves. In simple terms, they were soldiers who rode on horseback.

Medieval historical events talk about the camaraderie and courage some of the most famous knights. The training of these men was believed to start from a very young age. Young boys, who were mentored to use these dangerous weapons, were known as squires. Once a squire reached manhood and became a knight, he protected his mentor during wars.

The knights had to follow certain codes of conduct like respecting women as well as children and shielding people from danger. Over a period of time, many knots stopped following these ground rules and used their social power to their advantage. However, some of them stuck to the honor of being a knight and saved the legacy of knighthood.

The following are some of the famous nights in World History. There is a constant debate on whether the legends are just a myth or reality.

• The Knights of the Round Table consisting of some famous people like Sir Lancelot du Lac, Sir Percival, Queen Isabella of Lyonesse and Sir Lamorak. Legends state that these knights were in search of the Holy Grail. Since Sir Lancelot was supposedly in illicit romance with the wife of King Arthur, their legacy came to an end. 'Le Morte d'Arthur' mentions about these knights but there are no sufficient evidences to prove the credibility.
• The Templar Knights were famous during the Middle Ages where they protected the pilgrims who visited Jerusalem from Turks.