Knights performed military services for lords within a kingdom. Clergymen during the Crusades established a moral code in which a knight must also protect churches, women, orphans and the weak. More »

www.reference.com History Middle Ages

Medieval knights wore either metal plates of armor or thick leather and chainmail shirts. Knights would also have worn a helmet to protect their heads, a gauntlet, which was a glove, and greaves, which were protective le... More »

www.reference.com Beauty & Fashion Clothing Historical Dress

Medieval knights ate modest breakfasts of primarily bread and wine. Hot breakfasts were not yet popular and would not come along until modern times. More »

Medieval knights were the professional warrior class of Europe, responsible for defending their feudal lord's territory from rival lords and keeping the local serfdom in line with the lord's rule. Knights were frequently... More »

Medieval knights ate modest breakfasts of primarily bread and wine. Hot breakfasts were not yet popular and would not come along until modern times. More »

Medieval knights generally lived in the castles of noble families, serving under the lord or baron while providing military service and protection in exchange for lodging, weapons, armor, food, money and horses. The king... More »

People originally joined the Crusades for the promise of an eternal place in Heaven or because their services were volunteered by lords. Once word of wealth and spoils began to spread, the Crusades became a treasure hunt... More »