Knight (DK Eyewitness Books Series)

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Be an eyewitness to what life was really like for a knight in medieval times -- from battles to banquets and from jousting to hunting. See how a knight put on his armor. Find out why knights decorated their shields. Discover deadly weapons known as caltrops.
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Overview

Be an eyewitness to what life was really like for a knight in medieval times -- from battles to banquets and from jousting to hunting. See how a knight put on his armor. Find out why knights decorated their shields. Discover deadly weapons known as caltrops.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756630034
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/25/2007
  • Series: DK Eyewitness Books Series
  • Edition description: Book with CD
  • Pages: 72
  • Sales rank: 379,247
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.01 (w) x 11.27 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

The first knights 6
The Normans 8
Making a knight 10
Iron, iron, everywhere 12
Fashion in steel 14
Armor, the inside story 16
Arms and the man 18
On horseback 20
The castle 22
The castle at war 24
Siege warfare 26
Arming for the fight 28
The enemy 30
Into battle 32
The castle at peace 34
The lord of the manor 36
The lady of the manor 38
The ideal of chivalry 40
The tournament 42
The joust 44
Foot combat 46
Heraldry 48
Hunting and hawking 50
Faith and pilgrimage 52
The crusades 54
Knights of Christ 56
Knights of the Rising Sun 58
The professionals 60
The decline of chivalry 62
Did you know? 64
Timeline 66
Find out more 68
Glossary 70
Index 72
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