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:

The Happy Whisk said...

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

Theresa Mahoney said...

That's quite the commitment!

Blue Grumpster said...

I hope they got paid well.

Emmylou said...

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

Anna-Alina said...

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

Pat Hatt said...

All that training only for most to die in war

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That is a big commitment.

Sakuranko said...

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Christine said...

Interesting.

Manzanita said...

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.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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

Bob Bushell said...

Well, fancy that!

DEZMOND said...

well, they shouldn't be under 30 any way

stephen Hayes said...

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

Al Penwasser said...

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.

Kati said...

Wow, that's a lot of training!

Have a great week,
-Kati

Kay said...

They must have felt like a sardine in those armors.