Medieval Knight, The

Chris McNab, Christopher Gravett

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Published: 26-11-2020

£12.99

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SKU: 9781472843562

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Description

The ‘knight in shining armour’ has become a staple figure in popular culture, and images of bloody battlefields, bustling feasting halls and courtly tournaments have been creatively interpreted many times in film and fiction. But what was the medieval knight truly like? In this fascinating title, former Senior Curator at the Royal Armouries Christopher Gravett describes how knights evolved over three centuries of English and European history, the wars they fought, their lives both in peacetime and on campaign, the weapons they fought with, the armour and clothing they wore and their fascinating code and mythology of chivalry. The text is richly illustrated with images ranging from manuscript illustrations to modern artwork reconstructions and many photographs of historic artefacts and sites.

Additional information

Weight 0.714 kg
Dimensions 190 × 190 mm
Page Count 192