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The Steps to becoming a Medieval Knight

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Title: The Steps to becoming a Medieval Knight


1
  • The Steps to becoming a Medieval Knight

2
Young Boys
  • At 7 years old boys were sent away to the castles
    or manors for knighthood training.
  • Learned good manners. the role of the knight, and
    chivalry.
  • Games would be played mimicking the role of a
    knight. Toys would include a wooden sword and
    shield.

3
Medieval Pages
  • 10-14 years old pages was also expected to acts
    as servants to the ladies of the court or castle.
  • The young page would receive an education being
    taught religion, manners, riding, hunting,
    hawking and strategic games such as backgammon
    and chess.

4
Medieval Squire
  • 14-21 years old Squires learned about Chivalry,
    Heraldry, horsemanship and the use of weapons.
    social life of the castle
  • courtly etiquette, jousting, music and dancing.
  • The squire would care for the knight's horse,
    clean the stables, polish the knight's armor and
    maintain his weapons.
  • The Squire served in this role for seven years.

5
Medieval Knight
  • the steps to Knighthood were completed and
    symbolized in the order of Knighthood ceremony.
    The culmination of the ceremony was when a knight
    was dubbed and the words "Arise, Sir Knight"

6
The Daily Life of a Noble Woman
  • The daily life of a Noblewoman started at dawn
    when Mass (prayers)
  • Ladies in waiting assisted with her dressing
  • Breakfast
  • Mid morning prayers and a meal
  • A Noblewomans duties included
  • the education of the upper class girls.
  • All affairs when her husband was absent
  • Leisure time was spent on embroidery and dance
    practice

7
Duties and Leisure Time
  • A Noblewomans duties included
  • the education of the upper class girls.
  • All affairs when her husband was absent
  • Leisure time was spent on embroidery and dance
    practice
  • Evening prayer and then supper in the Hall of the
    Castle or Manor House
  • After supper there might be some entertainment -
    music, dancing, jugglers, acrobats, jesters, etc
  • Bedtime prayers
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