Saturday, March 28, 2015

Fact of the Day: Knight

While the customs of knighthood changed over the centuries, traditionally knights had to train for about fourteen years to become knights. They would serve for about seven years as a page, and another seven as a squire. 

17 comments:

  1. Hmmm, not so fun I feel. Better to be a baker, for me.

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  2. My sons would love it if knights exist today. Actually, so would I!

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  3. I even can't imagine how hard is this custom.

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  4. All that training only for most to die in war

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  5. Oh very interesting fact about knight
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  6. I love that tid-bit of information. I think I'd rather remain at the Page level. Don't they wear those cute little velvet outfits with the panty hose? I can't imagine clanking around in that heavy metal.

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  7. And they started young, I believe. At age 7, a page. At age 14, a squire. At 21, a knight.

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  8. well, they shouldn't be under 30 any way

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  9. That's a lot of training when you consider how short the life span was back then.

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  10. In Days of Old
    When Knights Were Bold
    And Toilet Paper wasn't Invented.
    They Left Their Load Upon the Road
    And Rode Away...Contented.

    I think you're more sophisticated than I.

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  11. Wow, that's a lot of training!

    Have a great week,
    -Kati

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  12. They must have felt like a sardine in those armors.

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