Knights: The Age of the Armoured Warriors

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What would it have been like to live in the Middle Ages, don a suit of shining armor, and defend castle and king? Knights tells the story of this elite class of warriors, the training they endured from a very young age, the heavy weaponry they used, the intricacy of their chivalric code, the jousts and tournaments they competed in, and the castles that formed the center of their world.
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Overview

What would it have been like to live in the Middle Ages, don a suit of shining armor, and defend castle and king? Knights tells the story of this elite class of warriors, the training they endured from a very young age, the heavy weaponry they used, the intricacy of their chivalric code, the jousts and tournaments they competed in, and the castles that formed the center of their world.
Children will learn about, and get to see in fascinating images, all the complicated components that made up their armor, the colorful heraldic symbols that signified their loyalties, and the evolution of castle architecture, from simple motte-and-bailey structures to formidable fortified stone buildings with moats, towers, and defensive battlements. There’s even information on leisure pursuits, such as hunting and falconry.
In addition, the book describes the two significant periods of knightly warfare in the Middle Ages—the Crusades and the Hundred Years’ War between England and France—as well as the history surrounding that greatest of legendary knights, King Arthur, head of the Knights of the Round Table.

Along with spectacular art and maps, the special interactive items include booklets, sliders, and fold-out pages.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844420131
  • Publisher: Carlton Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,375,434
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 12.00 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Simon Adams studied at The University of London and Bristol University and then worked as an editor of children’s reference books before becoming a full-time writer. He has written and contributed to more than 50 books on subjects as varied as ancient Rome, the history of archaeology, the sinking of the Titanic, World War I and II, and the history of jazz.
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